USA 🇺🇸 (DEA): February 25 – 2021 – Recent News Releases

February 24, 2021

DEA Rolls Out Operation Engage

DETROIT – Today the United States Drug Enforcement Administration launched a new comprehensive law enforcement and prevention initiative aimed at reducing drug use, abuse, and overdose deaths.  “Operation Engage” allows participating field divisions to focus on the biggest drug threat and resulting violence in their respective geographic areas.

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

February 24, 2021

Eleven Defendants Arrested for Federal Drug Trafficking Indictment

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Eleven defendants were arrested on a 30-count federal indictment that was unsealed today in federal court.  The indictment alleges a large-scale drug trafficking conspiracy, drug possession and distribution crimes, and firearms offenses, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon, Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division, Thomas F.

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

February 24, 2021

DEA Rolls Out Operation Engage

MANCHESTER, NH – Today, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration launched a comprehensive law enforcement and prevention initiative aimed at reducing drug use, abuse and overdose deaths. “Operation Engage” allows participating field divisions to focus on the biggest drug threat and resulting violence in their respective geographic areas. The initiative builds on and replaces DEA’s 360 Strategy, which aimed its resources specifically at opioids, and allows field divisions to customize plans and direct resources to target the drug that presents the greatest threat to public health and safety in their jurisdictions. The New England Division is one of eleven participating field divisions in year one and will focus its Operation Engage efforts on methamphetamine and fentanyl in and around communities of Manchester, NH.

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
February 24, 2021

DEA Rolls Out Operation Engage

MIAMI – Today, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration launched a new comprehensive law enforcement and prevention initiative aimed at reducing drug use, abuse, and overdose deaths.  “Operation Engage” allows participating field divisions to focus on the biggest drug threat and resulting violence in their respective geographic areas.

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

February 24, 2021

DEA Rolls Out Operation Engage

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today the United States Drug Enforcement Administration launched a new comprehensive law enforcement and prevention initiative aimed at reducing drug use, abuse, and overdose deaths.  “Operation Engage” allows participating field divisions to focus on the biggest drug threat and resulting violence in their respective geographic areas.

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

February 24, 2021

Justice Department files lawsuit against Creve Coeur pharmacist for Controlled Substances Act violations

ST. LOUIS – In a complaint filed February 23, 2021, by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri, the government alleges Elizabeth Dembo unlawfully dispensed controlled substances to patients during her time as the pharmacist-in-charge of Olive Street Pharmacy, LLC. The retail pharmacy is located in the 10000 block of Old Olive Street Road, in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Dembo repeatedly filled prescriptions while disregarding ample warning signs of diversion, or « red flags, » indicating the prescriptions were not legitimate.

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

February 24, 2021

Cocaine and Fentanyl Seizures Rise in Iowa

OMAHA, Neb. – Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigators took an estimated $2.8 million worth of methamphetamine and marijuana off the streets of Iowa in 2020 and reported an increase in cocaine and fentanyl seizures.

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

February 24, 2021

KC man pleads guilty to meth trafficking following high-speed police chase

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Missouri, man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing methamphetamine and a firearm.

Michael Allen Dicks, Jr., 31, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips on Tuesday, Feb. 23, to one count of possessing methamphetamine to distribute and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

February 24, 2021

KC man pleads guilty to meth trafficking following high-speed police chase

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Missouri, man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing methamphetamine and a firearm.

Michael Allen Dicks, Jr., 31, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips on Tuesday, Feb. 23, to one count of possessing methamphetamine to distribute and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

February 24, 2021

DEA Rolls Out Operation Engage

NEW ORLEANS – Today the United States Drug Enforcement Administration launched a new comprehensive law enforcement and prevention initiative aimed at reducing drug use, abuse, and overdose deaths.  “Operation Engage” allows participating field divisions to focus on the biggest drug threat and resulting violence in their respective geographic areas.

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

February 23, 2021

Indiana Nurse Practitioner Arrested

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. – Special Agent in Charge Robert J. Bell, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Chicago Division, announced that the DEA Merrillville District Office, with assistance from the United States Marshal Service, arrested Nurse Practitioner (N.P.) Chijioke Richard Jimonu, 63, of Hammond, Indiana, for illegally prescribing controlled substance medications.  N.P. Jimonu is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Indiana.  The criminal trial is scheduled for April 26, 2021.

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

February 23, 2021

Drug Seizures Surge in 2020, Fentanyl Remains a Threat in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. – Marijuana and methamphetamine were the top two drugs seized by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigators in Nebraska in 2020, with 2.5 kilograms of fentanyl, or the equivalent of one-and-a-half million lethal doses, also making its presence known across the state.

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

Votre commentaire

Entrez vos coordonnées ci-dessous ou cliquez sur une icône pour vous connecter:

Logo WordPress.com

Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte WordPress.com. Déconnexion /  Changer )

Photo Google

Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte Google. Déconnexion /  Changer )

Image Twitter

Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte Twitter. Déconnexion /  Changer )

Photo Facebook

Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte Facebook. Déconnexion /  Changer )

Connexion à %s