Latest U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration News

Data expert testifies at landmark West Virginia opioid trial

May. 11, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A data expert testifying at a landmark opioid trial in West Virginia said Tuesday that the potency of prescription drugs sent to local communities increased over time, but the three large drug distributors being sued tried to discredit his analysis. ...

Mexico mayoral candidate runs despite DEA alert, warrant

Apr. 30, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A candidate for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena is running for mayor of a cartel-plagued city in southern Mexico — despite the fact he apparently has an outstanding drug charge in the United States. Rogelio Portillo Jaramillo is...

Greece coast guard divers seize cocaine from cargo ship

Apr. 27, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say coast guard divers have seized more than 46 kilograms (101 pounds) of cocaine found hidden behind a water intake grate in the hull of a cargo ship that arrived in Greece from Brazil. The coast guard said Tuesday it had seized...

DEA: Opioids in Yavapai County are top Arizona drug threat

Feb. 24, 2021 13:03 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has designated the opioid epidemic in Yavapai County as the greatest drug threat to public health and safety in Arizona. The DEÁ's Phoenix Field Division on Wednesday said the designation was made under a new...

US drug agents: Drug seizures surged in Nebraska in 2020

Feb. 23, 2021 13:32 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The seizure of illegal drugs in Nebraska surged last year, according to federal drug agents for the state, and officials warned that methamphetamine and the powerful painkiller fentanyl remained dangerous threats in the state. Authorities in Nebraska...