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DEA Phoenix Division partners with Air Wing to host Congressional Delegation in Arizona

Seven members of Congress visited Arizona and the DEA Yuma Resident Office to receive a briefing on the drug threat along the Southwest border, and an aerial tour of Arizona’s border with Mexico.  The delegation was greeted by Special Agents in Charge Doug Coleman (Phoenix Division) and Gary Hill (Aviation Division), and included Representatives Andy Biggs (AZ), Duncan Hunter (CA), Ma...

DEA Asheville Post of Duty Engages in First-Ever Major Takedown on Indian Reservation

In anticipation of round-up number two in 2019, in September 24-28, 2018, the Asheville Post of Duty (POD), along with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the Swain County, Jackson County and Buncombe County  Sheriff’s Offices,  the Cherokee Indian Police Department, the Asheville Police Department and several other state and local law enforcement partners assigned to the High Intensi...

Houston Prepares to Embark on its 6th Annual Citizens Academy

In October 2014, the Houston Division Office held its first inaugural DEA Citizens Academy.  The concept behind the first Houston Citizens Academy was to open and further expand relations between DEA and community leaders, with the goal of providing local citizens with a comprehensive overview of DEA.  Additionally, efforts were focused on providing students a means in which community...

Town Hall: Your Voice. Your Future – Opioids: A National Crisis

LAS VEGAS – On March 5, Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon participated in “Town Hall: Your Voice. Your Future – Opioids: A National Crisis,” to highlight the gravity of the opioid epidemic and DEA’s important work to combat it. The town hall was hosted by Eric Bolling, television personality and the father of an opioid overdose victim.  

North Dakota State College of Science Wins Top Prize in Red Ribbon Week Video Contest

Congratulations to North Dakota State College of Science and sophomore Jolisa (Jo) Ross for winning the 3rd Annual Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest! You can view the winning PSA online at https://youtu.be/7DFbh_0Npog. DEA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsored the Campus Video PSA Contest as part of Red Ribbon Week activities last fall. St...

Educational Program Launched at San Diego High Schools to Educate Teenagers about Drug Smuggling

Since early 2018, DEA San Diego Field Division (SDFD) has seen a disturbing trend: Mexican cartels are increasingly recruiting juveniles from high schools in southern San Diego County to smuggle drugs through the Ports of Entry (POE).   In conjunction with partnering agencies, the SDFD agents have arrested numerous juveniles who have had drugs, including fentanyl, strapped on their bo...
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