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Fresh update on "drug enforcement administration" discussed on Best of Financial Issues with Dan Celia
"Get right back to your calls. Man. We take a lot of calls. We had a great first hour. Hopefully, we can keep up that pace. But we have our ad report and we have our news f I s m news, giving us a little update on the news. I hope you caught five sm news last night. Great. Great, Uh, half hour. Go so fast. It went, uh, it was great because we have not a new not a new person, uh, to to f I s m and, um, but a new a new team member. On camera doing some news for us, Uh, Carly did a did a great job, And that was good to see some some a new A new face. There was nice. You know, we can only take so much of the and Sam man. It's great to see. I'm just easy to, of course, but, um, anyway, Sam Ian is here It is here, um, with with our news update f I s m news at five sm dot TV Folks. News is at seven o'clock in the evening. Tuesdays and Thursday evenings. We will be adding one day here soon, and we're looking forward to getting five days a week where you can depend on that news and we are gradually working towards that. And we just wanted to be right and good. And and, uh not be, You know, uh, rush. We want to do it right. So we're excited about that, Ian. Good morning. Good morning, Dan. You know I have to second what you were saying about Carly being on the news. Sam and I also get tired of us being on camera and we assume Everybody gets tired of seeing our mugs. So it's nice to have another fresh face in there. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, because it a little variety, so Oh, yeah, And we're very, very excited. We I just want to say a quick thank you to everybody who worked on that Carly and everyone behind the scenes. I was amazing. We were so excited to have it on there It was. I was going to happen more of that on there as well. So I have a couple of I guess, more lighthearted news stories for you today, a lot of stuff coming out on Friday, and some of it was a little entertaining, so I'll just start right off. First of all, maybe not light hearted in this case, But first of all, fraud expert Blake Hall told Axios that America may have lost up to half of Covid 19 unemployment money to fraud. He said that America has lost more than 400 billion to fraudulent claims. Another expert says at least 70% of these funds were sent to criminal organizations abroad in countries such as China, Nigeria and Russia. So it's the same case is writing a lovely article on that. He's doing some more in depth research. And we'll have more information for that. On some dot T V slash news but very upsetting news to hear that A lot of our funds are just going going right down the toilet apparent. Don't do they have American addresses, at least help. I'm unsure. Uh I mean, I sure hope so. I hope the Treasury Department Is not saying Oh, yeah, Here's one in Nigeria, You know, I wonder. I guess they're out of work and they're sitting over there. The boys send them their check. Yeah. Yeah, we'll just hold her. I I hope it's a It's at least a American post office box. I mean, again. I don't know about it. I would have to assume it is because that's that's pretty egregious to just send money specifically for the American unemployment to another country. That is crazy, So, yeah, just you know something? Not so light hearted at the top, but, uh, something crazy. Speaking of the news yesterday, actually, if anybody tuned in to see this, the United States State Department Oh, excuse me. I'm sorry. This is different Story. The United States State Department is travel advisories on a number of foreign countries with respect to the risk of covid 19 infection as well. And this is all part of a transition back to pre pandemic norms and habits of life. So that's good news that the State Department is sort of starting to lift Some of those restrictions. I apologize because I was thinking of another news piece, which is right here, which is that a global sting operation, known as Operation Trojan sealed was recently revealed It was a FBI led investigation and involves the Drug Enforcement Administration. The U. S Marshals. You're a pole in the Australian federal police. It was a two year operation that resulted in the arrest of over 800 criminals and the seizure of more than eight tons of cocaine. 22 tons of marijuana. Two tons of methamphetamines, six tons of precursor chemicals, 250 Firearms and more than $48 million in worldwide various currencies. Holly Crazy, Yeah, Crazy sting that just ended this week and others still, as far as I know, they're still looking for a couple of high profile people that were involved in in unsealed indictment. Which gave us a lot of this information, and they were able to do this through a It's A, uh, an anonymity system. Essentially, it's It's a system developed by the FBI in the Australian police in in in sort of cooperation with a criminal who agreed to help them for a reduced jail sentence and for payments. In some sense, they developed a system known as an UM, which is an encryption system and they marketed it to a bunch of criminal. Organizations and the just if it was that it was supposed to hide message from authorities so that nobody could peek at what they were sending each other, which was usually Information about drops or anything like that. Anything criminal in that nature so interesting story there? Yeah. Also from yesterday's news if you happen to see the Queensland Museum in Australia revealed a new species of giant Sauropod, which is the big, long necked dinosaur was discovered in the nation. It is a new species named Australia. Titan, Cooper insists. It's the largest dinosaur to have walked Australia and it is the first record of Dino's in this specific area, and that sort of led to a big boom in paleontology for Australia. So that's pretty interesting as well, Of course, so that's neat, You know, and I love the FBI saying And you think about those numbers. You mentioned all of that off the streets. Praise God. Yeah, Yeah. Really? Yeah, that's neat. Alright. Ian, Patrick f I s m news. Thank you Insure. Appreciate it. Thank you. Here comes Craig Hagar with.
Biden calls Canada's Trudeau, Mexico's López Obrador
"President Joe Biden has made his first calls to foreign leaders since taking office those calls went to neighbors Biden dialed up Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador the Friday calls come in a strange moment for the U. S. relationship with both owned it it could be sued by the city sees young Biden spoke to Trudeau after the Canadian leader publicly expressed disappointment over Biden's decision to issue an executive order halting construction of the keystone XL pipeline though Trudeau also said the new US president is much more aligned with Canadian values I don't think they can I. T. hardens conversation with his Mexican counterpart came a week after Lopez Obrador accused the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration of fabricating drug trafficking charges against the country's former defense secretary Ben Thomas Washington
Mexico says US 'fabricated' charges, released case files
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Mexico says charges against the country's former defense minister were fabricated by the D. EA Mexico's president said Friday the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration fabricated drug trafficking charges against general Salvador Cienfuegos Cienfuegos was arrested in Los Angeles in October U. S. authorities accused him of conspiring with the H. two cartel in Mexico to smuggle thousands of kilos of cocaine heroin methamphetamine and marijuana well he was Mexico's defense secretary from twenty twelve to twenty eighteen but with Mexico threatening to restrict or expel U. S. agents U. S. prosecutors dropped their case in November and returned him to Mexico Thursday night Mexico's attorney general's office said Cienfuegos had been cleared entirely and the case was closed hi Mike Rossio
Study identifies first potential treatment for meth addiction
"Has come roaring back, and during the pandemic, it has grown even worse. Deaths from meth overdoses surged by roughly a third last year, but there is some good news for the first time, Researchers say they have found a medical treatment that helps some people trying to recover from meth addiction. The study was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. NPR addiction correspondent Brian Mann reports Jessica Martinez started using meth when she earned money as a sex worker paying her way through college. Her life quickly unraveled. Oh, I was shooting up every day. Sometimes 2 to 3 times a day mess is incredibly toxic and incredibly addictive. Martinez, who works now helping others with meth addiction, says when she started her recovery two years ago, it was brutally hard, in part because there was no medical treatments to help with cravings and withdrawal for heroin users. There's nothing down there, Suboxone I just wonder why we haven't researched this drug yet, but research has been happening at clinics around the country. Doctors working with the National Institute of Drug Abuse found a combination of two drugs now tracks own and bupropion helped many of their patients avoid relapse. Peace progress on it's quite significant. Dr Nora Volkow Biz, the institute's director. She says the clinical trial found roughly one in nine patients who used these two drugs in combination saw significant improvement. That may not sound like a home run. But she says, for medications, treating mental health or addiction, that's a strong result. Well, cops says it appears the drugs work together to ease depression and cravings. I mean, we have started to help them that way. This is done. We'll leave them to achieve recovery again. Many patients weren't helped by this treatment, but because these two drugs are widely available for treating other medical conditions, Volkov expects doctors to begin trying the method even before it wins approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Right now, I'm in the moment that the paper is published. Doctors are going to be reading about it than may prescribed the medications off label to their patients. Dr. Laura Raise a psychologist researching medical treatments for meth addiction at U. C. L. A She says. Today's study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, changes the landscape of meth treatment. So far, we have come up empty. So I believe that this finding this clinical trial really is a breakthrough in many ways, because there have been many, many failed trials. This new treatment arrives at a moment when meth overdoses are killing four times more Americans every year. Compared with the decade ago. Matthew Donahue with the Drug Enforcement Administration says the trend is fueled by a pipeline of cheap meth smuggled from Mexico. It's almost like methamphetamines form the sky right now. With the amount that's coming through the borders through boats on planes, Donahue says methods everywhere from the deep south to the Pacific Northwest. He thinks the lack of medical therapies has complicated efforts to curb demand. There's one more reason new treatment approaches to help people quit meth are desperately needed more methods being laced with another deadly drug, the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Last year in the U. S. Meth and Fentanyl together pushed overdose deaths to roughly 82,000 grim new record. Brian Mann NPR news
Former Walmart Pharmacists Say Company Ignored Red Flags As Opioid Sales Boomed
"An npr investigation has found that pharmacists. Working for walmart tried for years to raise the alarm about the company's sale of highly addictive opioids. walmart says it broke no laws and acted responsibly. The company faces lawsuits including a complaint. By the justice department. Walmart has been an npr underwriter which we cover like other company and npr addiction correspondent. Brian man has the story to understand. The rule pharmacists and pharmacy chains like walmart played in the opioid crisis. It helps to look at one walmart. Customer a woman named christina dine. She was in her twenties when a doctor ohio prescribed her. Large doses of powerful opioids at the highest. I was prescribed three thirty milligram. Oxy code on a day with two fifteen milligram. Koto kind of thrown in there for quote unquote breakthrough pain. Dine had been diagnosed with bositis painful but not the sort of ailment were a highly addictive narcotic is generally recommended under federal law after a doctor writes the prescription especially one like dines that poses a serious risk of addiction. The pharmacist is also required to play an important gatekeeper role. It's a big part of their job to make sure powerful drugs are only dispensed when there's a legitimate medical purpose dine. Says she had her. Opioid prescriptions filled repeatedly for two years at a number of pharmacies including her local walmart. No one warned her about the danger. I never once had a pharmacist or any other pharmacy staff question. It questioned me. Ask me any questions whatsoever. Dine became addicted to pain pills and later heroin. This was twenty twelve and at first she didn't realize she was part of an opioid epidemic. Already killing tens of thousands of people year by the time dine fell into addiction. Walmart was doing business shipping. Hundreds of millions of opioid pills every year to its chain of pharmacies. The country a shawnee sheeran is a pharmacist. Who saw this happening in walmart. Stores where he worked in rural michigan. He says there were often lines of people. When the store opened waiting to buy opioids i see that bishops. Fifteen to twenty are already lined up to get their prescriptions. Filled cheering told npr. He saw things that scared people who looked healthy. We're getting a lot of pain pills. They were traveling hundreds of miles to fill their prescriptions at his walmart store when he tried to call doctors to find out what was happening. He often couldn't get them on the phone. He was so troubled. He sent warnings to walmart's corporate headquarters in arkansas. So i send the email to walmart executive levels. And i explain them that. Their large number of controlled substance and the narcotics dispensed not for genuine purpose. Which are for distribution on the street. Cheering says nothing happened to fix the problem. And that made him angry so he kept trying warning warnings managers at walmart. Pharmacies seemed to be feeding a black market for opioid pills. They told me. Do not reach out to the da or do not. Call the police if you're going to do so your employment. Going to be terminated immediately records show sheer did contact local police and the drug enforcement administration. He was suspended by walmart. And later fired. He sued the company under a federal whistleblower. Statute a case still pending. Npr tried to ask wal mart about this. The company declined repeated interview requests and didn't respond to a list. Detailed questions it turns out sheeran wasn't the only pharmacist. Raising alarms internal company documents made public in lawsuits against walmart. Show pharmacists all over. The country kept warning. Company executives about opioids and about pill mill doctors sending patients to walmart. There was no oversight from a top of out the over dispensing of controlled substances. This is a pharmacist. Who worked for walmart in the south. Who says he left a couple of years ago voluntarily take another job. Npr agreed not to use his name because he fears a family member. Still employed by walmart. Could face retribution. He says walmart pharmacies kept doing business with doctors. Even when there were clear signs. Things weren't right. They were primary care doctors. They weren't like paint management doctors. They weren't oncologists and they were prescribing. Large amounts of opiates now again as part of their gatekeeper role. All pharmacists have the authority to reject suspicious. Prescriptions and walmart points out in public statements. This does happen at its pharmacies but as walmart shipped and sold hundreds of millions of pills a year industry experts in the pharmacists. Npr interviewed said. There was enormous pressure at walmart to say yes to dispense opioid pills quickly. You know they the walmart didn't make it so that it was easy for you to say no or to do the right thing. Another thing. we've learned from court documents filed in lawsuits against walmart. Is that pharmacists. Weren't the only ones raising alarms. Federal regulators also kept telling walmart it system for managing opioids and keeping patients. Safe wasn't good enough under pressure from the. Da walmart signed an agreement. Way back in twenty eleven promising national reforms the pharmacist. We talked who said things never improved. Again walmart declined. Npr's interview requests but the company has created a public campaign to explain. its opioid practices. This video posted last year. On walmart's website. We all have a responsibility to dispense opioid appropriately. And so when somebody comes star pharmacy and we're going to dispense them a medication we're gonna do it responsibly. We wanna make sure that they're safe and legal filings. Walmart attorneys acknowledged the. Da warned the company about red flags patterns of prescribing behavior. That could mean opioid prescriptions. Were unsafe or illegal. Walmart's has those advisories work legally binding and says government guidance on opioids was often confusing and contradictory. The company also argues. It was the government's job not walmart's to crack down on dangerous pill mill doctors. These arguments will be tested in courts around the country as lawsuits against walmart and other pharmacy chains move. People like christina. Dine will be watching. After filling her first prescription for oxy codeine pills back in twenty twelve dina says it took years to put her life back together. I i got sober and two thousand fifteen. After my daughter's father overdosed died. A kind of went in and out. I struggled for a bitch but I've been sober. Since two thousand seventeen dine is doing better now working as a recovery nurse helping others with addiction but more than two hundred and thirty thousand americans have died from overdoses. Linked directly to prescription opioids. Brian man npr news.
Justice Department Says Walmart Helped To Fuel Ongoing Opioid Crisis
"The justice department is taking on one of the world's biggest companies walmart a civil suit alleges that the retail giant sold huge quantities of highly addictive opioid medications and they did so in a way that violated federal law. Npr's addiction correspondent. Brian man has been investigating walmart and his with me this morning. Hi there bryan morning david. So let's start with exactly what the doj is alleging here about walmart. So federal data shows walmart's pharmacies dispense to billions of opioid pills over the years often in rural communities that have been devastated by this addiction crisis with the doj says now david is that company executives failed to stop a lot of suspicious opioid orders. Hundreds of thousands of them. Walmart also allegedly failed to report potentially illegal opioid orders to the drug enforcement administration during an online regulatory conference last week. Deputy assistant attorney general. Daniel five signaled that this kind of lawsuit was coming. Armistice are the last two s i guess prescription opioid diversion the too many pharmacies for too long abdicated responsibility so now the doj says it plans to hold walmart accountable for allegedly contributing to this addiction. Crisis killed hundreds of thousands of americans will do we know more about these allegedly illegal drug sales at walmart and how how they sort of played out. Yeah been looking at this. And i spoke with his swannee. Sheeran who worked for walmart as a pharmacist in rural michigan in two thousand twelve when the opioid epidemic there was exploding and he says he quickly encountered red flags patients who would come in with. Suspicious prescriptions for huge doses of opioids. Sometimes he saw patients travelling long distances to filter opioid and also talked to patients. Who couldn't explain why they needed these powerful highly addictive. Painkillers visited direct indication. That does prescriptions are not for any genuine medical purpose instead of being abused by the patient and being distributed on this street sheeran alleges that walmart regularly ignored these warning signs and just went ahead and dispense the opioids anyway and the justice department. Alleges walmart did this all over the country. Knowingly filling prescriptions. that weren't for any legitimate medical. Need i mean it's such serious allegations suggesting that a major company like this contributed to such deadly crisis. What what is walmart saying. What is their response here. Yeah they're pushing back hard. They say that they tried in good faith. Over the years to comply with conflicting confusing laws that regulate opioid prescribing. Walmart's attorneys also argued that the justice department has been trying to embarrass the company allegedly part of an effort to squeeze leverage a big financial settlement. I should say the. Doj says that they've handled this investigation by the book. I mean i suppose this is a serious moment for walmart in terms of of both legal risk and potentially financial risk. Yeah yesterday's federal suit. David really up the ante but walmart was already being sued by a bunch of state and local governments that alleged. The company's opioid sales were irresponsible and dangerous. Cases are moving forward in ohio and west virginia and on top of the legal claims that could run into the billions of dollars. Walmart faces months maybe years now of headlines and disclosures about these opioid sales and that means having its name associated with opioid epidemic that continues to kill tens of thousands of americans every year
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Countersuit. NPR ADDICTION correspondent Brian Mann is here. Hi, Brian. Hi, Ari. Tell us more about what the Justice Department alleges. Wal Mart did wrong. Yes. So WalMart runs one of the biggest pharmacy chains in the country, a lot of those pharmacies in rural towns that have been devastated by this opioid crisis. Federal law requires companies that sell opioids like OxyContin to do so, really carefully monitoring for signs that pills might be used improperly or sold on the black market. And reporting any possible problems to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Now, according to the DOJ, Wal Mart did exactly the opposite, filling huge numbers of unsafe and illegal prescriptions allegedly doing so for years without alerting the government. We're talking about one of the biggest companies in the world. Here was this Justice Department suit against Wal Mart Unexpected Actually, this legal fight has been brewing for a long time. Back. In October, WalMart filed a preemptive lawsuit against the Justice Department, essentially trying to head off his case, and at the time, Walmarts attorneys acknowledged they might face civil and also criminal charges. Since then, NPR has been looking into this, and we found that some of the company's own former pharmacists tried for years to raise the alarm about allegedly illegal activity. Swan. A hearing is a pharmacist who worked for Wal Mart in rural Michigan. He told NPR, he saw a real red flags, pill mill doctors and people addicted to opioids who were allegedly using Wal Mart as a drug source. I start my job at eight, and I see that patients 15 to 20 are already lined up get their prescriptions filled morphine sulfate, oxycodone and other straight narcotic, which are from the schedule took a degree. Now here and work for Wal Mart in 2012 in 2013. When the prescription opioid epidemic, Ari was raging, killing tens of thousands of people a year, and he alleges that when he told Wal Mart managers that opioids were being sold inappropriately they told him, he says, to keep quiet. They told me Do not reach out to the DEA, or do not call the police. If you're going to do so, your employment going to be terminated immediately. Now she runs not alone. Making this allegation. In addition to the federal lawsuit that was filed today are a WalMart faces a wave of opioid related lawsuits from local and state governments all over these opioids sales and you said Wal Mart has also filed a countersuit against the Justice Department. What is the allegation there? Yeah, This is really interesting. Wal Mart. First of all, denies any wrongdoing. And in that lawsuit filed in October, they alleged the DOJ and the Drug Enforcement Administration are trying to embarrass the company trying to squeeze it for a big civil settlement. WalMart says it tried to sell opioid safely, but with stymied by conflicting state and federal regulations. In a statement this afternoon, WalMart again accused federal agents of ethics violations. And they said they only filled legal prescriptions issued by licensed doctors. Just briefly. What's at stake here? What could the penalties be of Wal Mart loses? Yeah, this could run into the billions of dollars are the money could be significant, much smaller firms like produce farmer that have been caught up in the opioid crisis have settled for billions. But there's another potential cost here and that's reputation. Wal Mart is just the latest name brand American company to find itself entangled in the legal and public relations backlash from opioids. As these lawsuits against Wal Mart move forward, the company faces the potential of months of headlines linking its pharmacies with this addiction epidemic that's killed more than 400,000. Americans. That's NPR addiction correspondent Brian Mann reporting on the Justice Department today suing Wal Mart for its sales of opioids. Thanks, Brian. Thank you. The vaccines are coming. Millions of doses are being shipped out across the country this week, bringing hope also bringing logistical challenges and a few hiccups as state and local officials try to sort through distribution. Today, we're going to check in on how it is going in one state Arkansas, Dr. Jose Romero is Arkansas secretary of health. He also chairs the committee that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC on who gets vaccines first. He is here with both his hats on Dr Romero. Welcome back to all things considered. Thank you. It's a pleasure to be bad to start with. Just giving us a sense of scale. How many vaccines have you been able to administer so far in Arkansas? To date. We have Mr 12,762 doses. Andre. We have distribution now to 18 of our major hospitals, including the health department out his 19. That was for the Fizer vaccine. We now have vaccine being delivered to our nursing homes. And that's the journal backed. OK, So you've got both coming in. Have you gotten all the vaccines you were expecting? I'm asking because, as you all know, some states receiving fewer than they were told they were gonna get We haven't had that problem. We are getting an allotment. That's appropriate for what we need. At this point. I'm sure you would like more able to wrap this up as quickly as possible. Yes, that would be great. But we deal with what we have. Um, have you had any road bumps? So far? I think the distribution has gone well, yesterday we had a little hiccup in that when it was being delivered to one of our pharmacies. There wasn't somebody there to receive it. Synthetics. I think it was. It went to deliver it. But the vaccine was not left at the doorstep, so no harm done, But we learned from that where you need to That people know when the vaccine is coming, and we're putting measures in place to not let that happen again. And what about challenges with keeping the vaccines as cold as they need to be? We've heard a lot about they both have to be refrigerated. The Fizer vaccine and exceptionally cold temperatures. Has that been problematic. It has not for us. So our initial rollout of the vaccine was two centers that had the capability of ultra cold storage and the distribution of the vaccine to the pharmacies, which we are using to reach..
Feds sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis
"Walmart is being sued by the U. S. justice department for allegedly helping to fuel the nation's opioid crisis the federal government accusing Walmart of violating federal law by pressuring its pharmacies to fill thousands of prescriptions for the powerful pain killers even those that pharmacist knew were invalid from suspicious providers federal law required pharmacies to monitor for suspicious orders for controlled substances and report them to the Drug Enforcement Administration prosecutors allege Walmart didn't do that and didn't allow its pharmacists to refuse those questionable prescriptions Walmart operates more than five thousand pharmacies and stores across the country Jackie Quinn Washington
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case
"The maker of the drug oxycontin pleaded guilty tuesday to criminal charges for its role in the opioid epidemic. World's anna joe brown has more a federal judge in new jersey. Gavelled in virtual. Hearing in the trial of purdue pharma the company made drug oxycontin and prosecutors. It pushed oxy to the public more like a massive corporate drug dealer than a pharmaceutical company on tuesday. Purdue pharma pleaded guilty to criminal charges admitting to its role in the opioid crisis drugmaker confessed to shady practices. Meant to persuade or even pay doctors to overprescribe. It's addictive painkillers. Proof are also acknowledged that it misled the drug enforcement administration and impeded the da's efforts to combat the addiction crisis. The guilty pleas were part of a criminal and civil settlement announced last month with the justice department it includes more than eight billion dollars in penalties and
U.S. drops drug charges against Mexican general, clearing way for transfer
"Unexpected move by the U. S. Justice Department has thrown the US Mexico relationship into the spotlight. Last month, former Mexican General Salvador sent Frago Cepeda, who was arrested in Los Angeles and face charges of drug trafficking and corruption. Today, though a U. S District Court judge allowed prosecutors to drop all charges against sent way goes opening the door for him to return to Mexico and allowing Mexican officials to investigate. Walk us through this eyebrow raising move. The world's Jorge Valencia joins us from Mexico City, Jorge What was the Justice Department accusing sent way goes off remind us prosecutors were saying that he was using his position as the former defense minister of Mexico. He was the head of the Defense Ministry from 2012 to 2016. He said he was using that position to allow an organized crime group known as H two to traffic drugs to United States without interference. Now prosecutors appear to have a very solid case. They spent more than a year on this. So it was a very big surprise when none other than William Barr, the U. S. Attorney general himself issued a statement yesterday saying that prosecutors were going to drop all charges and return General Sam Fly goes to Mexico Mexico's foreign relations Minister Marcelo and gave public remarks about this yesterday. Would out here is saying that he doesn't see this as a path toward impunity, but rather his way in which the Department of Justice is showing respect to Mexico and showing respect to Mexico's military. This feels like such a 1 80, especially considering sent for egos was arrested. Just last month s O. What kind of reaction has there been? Shock? Bewilderment? Uh, I mean, for people who are involved in efforts to fight organized crime here in Mexico. They're very surprised by this because this isn't just about the charges that Cienfuegos was facing in District court in New York, but also about other crimes that many people believe that the government was involved in while he was the defense minister. Most notably the case of 43 University students who went missing in the southern state of Guerrero and were never found. I spoke with Mike the hell he is the former director of international operations at the D E. A. And he was based here in Mexico for more than 10 years, quite frankly, in my 31 year career with the Drug Enforcement Administration I had never seen anything like this. This is outlandish and the most repulsive thing that I've ever seen in the history of U. S. Justice. Marco. One important piece of context to have is that Mexico's courts are notoriously challenged. Some estimates find that nine out of 10 crimes in Mexico go unpunished. So when you have somebody as powerful as the former defense minister general of Cienfuegos if he actually did commit any of the crimes that he was being accused of in the United States There is a good chance that he could walk away without ever facing trial. Are there any theories as to why the U. S. Justice Department would drop these charges? I mean drug trafficking. Mexico remains a high priority for us national security. There seems to be more to the story. I should be clear that it is speculation. But the prevailing theory is that by returning General Cienfuegos to Mexico, the Trump administration is returning a favor to the administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez. Laura Laura. Mexico has done a lot of work to prevent people over the past couple of years from migrating from Central America toward the United States. It's very difficult to tell because by releasing General Xin flag goes, one question is answered. But many, many, many more questions are being asked the world's Jorge Valencia in Mexico City. Thank you very much for this. You're welcome, Marco.
DOJ To Drop Charges Against Former Mexican Official Arrested At Los Angeles International Airport
"Unexpected move by the. Us justice department has thrown the us mexico relationship into the spotlight last month. Former mexican general salvador sent away goes to pay who was arrested in los angeles and face charges of drug trafficking and corruption. Today though a us district court judge allowed prosecutors to drop all charges against wego's opening the door for him to return to mexico and allowing mexican officials to investigate to walk us through this eyebrow raising move. The world's jorges valencia joins us from mexico city or. Hey what was the justice. Department accusing sent way goes of remind us prosecutors. Were saying that he was using his position. As the former defense minister of mexico he was the head of the defense ministry from two thousand twelve to two thousand sixteen. He said he was using that position to allow an organized crime group known as h. Two to traffic see nited states without interference now appear to have a very solid case. They spent more than a year on this so it was a very big surprise when none other than william bar the. Us attorney general himself issued a statement. Yesterday saying that prosecutors were going to drop all charges and return general. Cf way goes to mexico. Mexico's foreign relations minister monticello eradicate public remarks about this yesterday. Out here saying that. He doesn't see this as a path toward impunity but rather his way in which the department of justice is showing to mexico and showing respect to mexico's military. This feels like such a one. Eighty especially considering sent wiggles was arrested just last month. So what kind of reaction has there been shock bewilderment. I mean for people who are involved in efforts to fight organized crime here in mexico. They're very surprised by this. Because this isn't just about the charges that inflation was facing a disa- court in new york but also about other crimes that many people believe that the government was involved in while he was the defense minister most notably the case of forty three university students. Who went missing in the southern state of guerrero. And we're never found. I spoke with mike v. he'll he is the former director of international operations at the da and he was based here in mexico for more than ten years. Quite frankly in my thirty one year career with the drug enforcement administration. I had never seen anything like this. That says Langage and the most repulsive thing that i've ever seen in the history of us justice. Marco one important piece of context to have is that mexico's courts are are notoriously challenged some estimates Find that nine out of ten crimes in mexico go unpunished so when you have somebody as powerful as the former defense minister general goes if he actually did commit any crimes that he was being accused of in the united states. There is a good chance that he could walk away without facing trial. Are there any theories as to why the. Us justice department would drop these charges. I mean drug trafficking. Mexico remains a high priority for us national security. There seems be more to the story. I should be clear that it is speculation but the prevailing theory is that by returning generals who goes to mexico. The trump administration is returning a favor to the administration of president under manuel lopez or mexico has done a lot of work to prevent people over the past couple of years from migrating from central america toward the united states. It's very difficult to tell. Because by releasing general goes One question is answered but many many many more questions are being asked. The world's jorges valencia in mexico city. Thank you very much for this. You welcome marco.
'We Are Shipping To The U.S.': Inside China's Online Synthetic Drug Networks
"One of the things that outgoing president trump did during his term was pressured. China over the drug kills tens of thousands of americans each year and much of it does come from china so more than a year ago. China banned all types of feno related compounds. Now we have learned that it sellers have adapted. They are selling the individual chemicals that can be used to make the drug and they. You're selling those ingredients more or less openly online. Our beijing correspondent. Emily fang looked into this with help from data collected by the center for advanced defense studies analyst. Michael low muller worked together that data. We spoke with both of them. What exactly to china. Due in may two thousand nineteen they decided to ban any synthetic that resembled sentinel which was a big departure from what they did. Before of banning only specific at a time a few months after this band there was a big drug bust of drug trafficking ring in china. One person was sentenced to death other people sentenced to life in prison but then there was quiet and i was curious as to wear all these people who had been selling earlier had gone and what that world look like now with this span in place how do you go about trying to find that seemingly underground world. Well that's where michael comes in. We're interested in seeing how the supply chains were operating from the point of production through sale to us and when we're looking at The salen of things we found that a lot of this activity was occurring on the open normal internet so we were looking into various advertisements that go up on these different marketplaces platforms like alibaba and other chemical and pharmaceutical marketplaces that companies reposted for in advertisements for that no one other related substances so we saw that. It was a very much out in the open. You're telling me that you could just go to a normal website Maybe not exactly amazon but alibaba's a pretty big platform mean you could go and find these things. Yes we observe that. The bulk of federal related sales activity appeared to be occurring on the clear web on ecommerce websites such as alibaba but there are also other websites that vendors use a little maintain independent websites on also using social media to facebook. It's all current very much on the open. Was it easy for you to begin. Finding the exact locations even of people who were selling ingredients offended all vendors will rarely use the actual name for drugs. So you're not going to necessarily see an advertisement that says fennel for sale. But if you know that any no holly substances are being advertise. It's very easy to find even via a simple google search. Many of these company names that are listed alongside of these advertisements are real companies. You can look them up and the chinese registry and find identifying information for them including addresses. Emily thing in beijing. What did you do with that information. Because michael had found all of these vendors with addresses. I then went to see whether these people really existed in the places. They said they were on me. Found that many of them in fact were operating in clear daylight. Many of them had offices to do sales in the middle of quite large cities in apartment buildings in shopping malls in cubicle office buildings and it speaks to how difficult it is to stop factional compounds that are cheap to make you can ship thousands of doses at a time undetected sometimes and because of the internet. These people can directly reach clients in the us and mexico and europe from an apartment building and industrial china. Would you describe your visit to one of these places. One of the main vendors that i visited calls himself. Benjamin chen line and he was one of the more active anders that see for eighty s and npr. Were able to identify. I was able to find him in remote region which is in china's northwest and during the day he worked as a salesperson selling legitimate products used in steelmaking process out there but in addition to his regular job he was also selling sentinel precursors so the type of chemical ingredients used to make fennel as well as other synthetic drugs when i met chen and his employers office. He was very nervous. He ushered me into a conference room so his colleagues couldn't hear our conversation on when i confronted him as a person who secretly dealing deadly synthetic drugs on the internet. He denied everything you know. He said he himself was not involved in any of this however headshots of him linked to fennel precursor advertisements. Do match the man that i met the phone number provided on these advertisements matches the one that chen answered and that i texted him on as did the address that he listed for some of his websites so a bottom line question then has the flow of fentanyl from china to the united states been significantly interrupted in any way by china's law enforcement. I think when it comes to finish fennel reach in the united states from china. I would speculate that. There has been a decrease in that is tough to know for sure. Though we reached out to china for comment we reached out to the national narcotics control commission which is in charge of enforcing this ban. They said that they had not seen any legal sales of sentinel class. Chemicals online within chinese borders since the ban but due to the openness and cross-border nature of the internet. Any country would have a difficult time completely eradicated illegal information. So they're saying that they have not seen illegal activity but they cannot rule out that it's not happening what we've seen in china though. Is that some kind of online activity to sell. Fennel ingredients is still happening. The us drug enforcement administration does say that. Mail shipments attentional from china to the. Us have dropped dramatically since the ban but the also says that more and more of the essential ingredients are being shipped from china to mexico where the ingredients are made into finished venture capital and then sold again into the us so the flow has not stopped but the manner by which it's reaching. The us has changed realistically synthetic drugs. Vendors are finding ways to work around the spin and some ways that are technically legal even if the effect is to be selling deadly poisonous medic drugs to people outside of
Former DEA spokesman sentenced to 7 years in prison for posing as CIA operative
"Public affairs officer has been sentenced to seven years in prison for pretending to be an undercover CIA operative. To persuade companies to give him millions of dollars. 44 year old cares and Courtney used to work as a spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration, and before that, for Republican congresswoman Katherine Harris from Florida. Courtney's convince companies to give him more than $4 million to provide what was supposed to be off the books funding for his classified task force. He duped numerous members of the military and intelligence communities. Do letting his scheme credence. W
Walmart sues government in pre-emptive move ahead of expected opioid lawsuit
"In an opioid related case, Acting to be sued over opioid prescriptions, WalMart sued the Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration, arguing the agencies are placing pharmacists and pharmacies in an untenable position. Wal Mart anticipates a lawsuit over claims it's pharmacists filled opioid prescriptions that should have raised red flags. But Wal Mart said that leaves the pharmacist to decide whether to accept or second guess a doctor's judgement. WalMart said the D a should not be allowed to outsource the pharmacist, the regulatory job it has failed to do. Aaron
Chicago: Naperville Man Sets Guinness World Record By Holding Plank For Over 8 Hours
"Article former U. S. marine broke the male world record for holding and I'm domino playing keeping the painful position for a staggering eight hours fifteen minutes and it's still the nineteen seconds George hood sixty two Naperville Illinois was also retired Drug Enforcement Administration supervisory special agent achieve this down the business record in the Chicago February fifteenth according to
Over 500K pot vapes seized in 2 years as busts rise in US
"As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping it's increasingly on law enforcement's radar to nationwide authorities have seized more than half a million marijuana be cartridges and arrested more than a hundred twenty people in the past two years according to figures compiled by the Associated Press in New York City alone drug authorities say they've confiscated about two hundred thousand illegal cartridges since last summer the special agent in charge of the drug enforcement administration's office there this is the government has been beefing up efforts to crack down on groups trafficking in illegal marijuana vaping products I'm at small
Drugmakers, distributors said to face federal opioid probe
"How if at all could the law hold drug companies criminally accountable for the opioid crisis we may find out federal prosecutors have begun issuing subpoenas to drug companies we do not know for sure if the pro about of Brooklyn is pointing toward criminal charges we don't now but it raises the question of further jeopardy for an industry that is already faced a giant judgments in civil lawsuits Regina lebel we'll talk us through the facts and the law she's at Georgetown University Law Center here in Washington DC she directs Georgetown's addiction and public policy initiative and she knows about this topic because she was chief of staff of the office of national drug control policy under president Obama thanks for coming by this morning good morning so the US attorney's office is not saying what they're up to of course but six companies acknowledge they receive subpoenas what does that suggest to you well it certainly suggests there's a blank stance of criminal probe there have been other charges that have been brought in the state of Ohio and also in in other parts of New York against drug distributors so this is against distributors and manufacturers which makes it very extensive and we're not as you said we're not really sure what the results of this will be over a long period of time if this is as the distributors are saying merely an investigation to look at practices or if it could result in criminal charges being brought against some of the the the officials in these drug distribution companies it's good to take note of that suggestion that this might be smaller narrower than that it seems but suppose it is bigger suppose it does go that way what criminal laws could conceivably apply to people who were doing a perfectly legal business but maybe in a responsible way right so they're bringing these actions under the controlled substances act which is again how these cases have been brought in other parts of the country over the years the Drug Enforcement Administration has brought administrative actions against many of these same distributors where they have shown willful disregard for drug distribution practices we're so I'll give you an example in Kermit is a small town of four hundred people from two thousand and eight to two thousand eleven there were three point seven million units so doses of the opioid hydrocodone that were distributed to this little pharmacy in a town of four hundred in which state was not this was in West Virginia okay so that's an example of the type of kind of willful disregard for regulatory practices that they could be looking at in this case meaning you guys could look at the numbers and tell that something was happening here and that you were effectively drug dealers pretty much and what they're supposed to do in in best practices they're supposed to tell Drug Enforcement Administration Hey there's something going on here we're gonna take a look at this and work with you to regulate it but that it clearly that's the question here did that happen we've seen over a number of years that that isn't what happened and that's what that's what this could be about common sense would tell us that if millions of doses of drugs are being sold in a town of a few hundred that something odd is going on here but is there a law like specific law for which you could face criminal penalties because you failed to do something there right that's the controlled substances act that's what it does exactly and that law is written in a way that someone could go to jail executive our current executive could go to write right now of course the company's Johnson Johnson to give an example they've already faced huge civil judgments but they've said when it comes to monitoring the flow of drugs whatever they did complied with the law could there be a case to be made there certainly I mean so they they'll look at they'll have to have discovery the look at what what happened if you know if the compliance officers weren't really doing their job if they encourage people to to provide I'd more drugs to the small towns so they'll they'll they'll look at all of this during discovery given the companies are paying are being told to pay billions of dollars in civil settlements is there a point at which this becomes too much so I think from a policy perspective we want to do is make sure this doesn't happen again and will we reach that point when will we reach that point and I think that that's the question before us is incarcerating these directors of these corporations gonna make sure that we change the practices that lead us to this would you do that put somebody in jail I ate out my interest is in changing the policies and practices that got us to where we are today does that mean if that means jail time for someone you do it I think that that's a that's a larger issue my concern is changing marketing
Drug use is now more life threatening than ever in the Northwest
"The Drug Enforcement Administration morning that drug use is more life threatening now than ever here in our part of the country because of counterfeit pills laced with federal agencies and cartels from Mexico or making a lot of the counterfeit pills that end up on many streets and also in school for calling maxi blues and have called mixing blues and have EM thirty printed on them last year the agency said that in Washington state alone they seized sixteen kilos of fraternal at about eight million
$1 million worth of cocaine found in bananas at grocery stores
"The drug enforcement administration's investigating after Safeway employees discovered more than a million dollars for the cocaine hidden inside but man I shipments of three of their Washington state grocery stores can carry sure as obvious as employees found the drugs inside boxes of bananas shipped to stores in Bellingham wouldn't bill in federal way devotees recovered about fifty pounds of cocaine each at the Bellingham and wouldn't tell locations please say that the shipment came from a distribution center outside of Washington state the chips to nearly one hundred fifty stores along the
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on WTVN
"News Radio six ten WTVN Allison Wyant for years. They did not know her name. But now they know she is Dana, Nicole Lowery. Lead them to the southern states an isotope study determined that then investigators compared her DNA to more than a million samples in a DNA genealogy database used by those looking for long lost relatives. They discovered the missing woman was Dana. Nicole Lowery of Louisiana. ABC six is Tom Bosco saints Twenty-three year old mother of two is believed to have been Sean greats. First victim, the convicted serial killer told police, he had kidnapped a woman who had sold his mother magazines that never arrived. And then killed her dumping her body along victory road in Marion. Meanwhile, today, a major drugstore chain was raided by federal and state. Investigators agents arrived at the Rite Aid in Marian, the US attorney says agents rated stores in Mansfield and several other locations across the state as well. The Drug Enforcement Administration says this is part of an ongoing. Investigation into potential regularities in dispensing practices. No other information on the raid has been released Columbus city council has approved a nine hundred and forty million dollar capital improvement budget around sixty percent of it is said to pay for water and sewer improvements, as well as maintenance and more than fifty dogs will soon be up for adoption after they were rescued from a home in pike county. They were found yesterday inside the home after their owner had died. WTVN sports. The big ten announced earlier today. Kevin, Warren will be the next Commissioner of the conference. Warren, we'll take over when Jim Delaney retires next June. The fifty five year old war, and has spent the past fourteen years with the Minnesota Vikings. He's been there COO since two thousand fifteen the Cleveland Browns, kicked off a three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday in Berea. Odell Beckham junior is with the team this week, he'll speak with the media tomorrow. It's only the second workout OB Jay has participated in since being traded to Cleveland in March Browns quarterback, Baker Mayfield says, there's no concern with Beckham's offseason absence. You've got to trust him to be able to show up and when he needs to be there for his team and I just know him. And that's, that's the type of guy, he's going to be here when he needs to NBA news. Kevin Durant has been ruled out for game three of the finals on Wednesday. Durant has been sidelined most of the postseason with a calf strain. Klay Thompson is questionable with a hamstring strain the series between the raptors and warriors is tied at one game apiece in NHL news. The athlete is reporting Bruins defenceman today. No charge broke his jaw on Monday night in game four of the Stanley Cup final chara took a puck. To the face. His status for Thursday's game five is unknown. Saint Louis, and Boston tied at two games apiece. From the central Ohio Honda dealers sports desk. Eric resear-, NewsRadio six ten WTVN Allison Wyatt as the warm.
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on WTVN
"The big story. It's Allison Wyatt. Well for years, they did not know her name, but now they finally no, she is Dana, Nicole Lowery science lead them to the southern states, an isotope study determined that then investigators compared her DNA to more than a million samples in a DNA genealogy database used by those looking for long lost relative. Gives they discovered the missing woman was Dana. Nicole Lowery of Louisiana. ABC six is Tom Bosco says twenty three year old mother of two as believed to have been serial killer, Sean greats first victim. He told police he had kidnapped a woman called Dana, who had sold his mother magazines that never arrived. He then killed her and dumped her body along victory road in Marion, in two thousand seven meanwhile, today, a major drugstore chain was raided by federal and state. Investigators arrived at the Rite Aid in Marian. The US attorney says agents rated stores in Mansfield and several other locations across the state as well. The Drug Enforcement Administration says this is part of an ongoing investigation into potential irregularities in dispensing practices. Police officers executed those search warrants at five northeast Ohio pharmacies, but no other information has yet been released and kalimba city council approved a nine hundred and forty million dollar capital improvement budget. According to estimates around sixty percent of the budget, they said to pay for water and sewer improvements, as well as maintenance Columbus, mayor Indra ginther praised, the council's unanimous vote saying the new budget will also help three of his top priorities in the hilltop Linden in south side. Neighborhoods,.
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Dylan acting administrator of the DA Drug Enforcement Administration. I'm Bernie Lucas there's often a connection between prescription drug addiction and more serious illegal drugs like heroin, which means part of this crisis relates to the availability of those illegal drugs until it's a little bit about the enforcement part of Drug Enforcement Administration. Well, that's DA's primary mission to enforce the drug laws. DA focuses on attacking drug trafficking organizations. Major drug trafficking organizations DA's a global law enforcement agency and unfortunately, drug trafficking organizations today are global drug trafficking organizations to DA's mission is to attack these organizations and to destroy them to make it impossible for them to continue to do business. The way DA works is. We collect information about these organizations. And then we we have enough information to indict individuals within these organizations, we indict them in the United States, if they're here, then we obviously arrest them and bring them to Justice. And if they're overseas, we extradite them and bring them to Justice L chop, a great example of how that works. Right. Congratulations on that one. Thank you. That's a that's a great victory for DA and it demonstrates to the world that no matter who you are. We will never rest. So we bring you to Justice, right? So you kind of think of dealers, but this is bigger than that this drug cartels gangs that type of thing. Sure, it's locally gangs or the primary way drugs are distributed in our communities, but think of it sort of as a, you know, a pyramid you've got the gangs. And then you Bill to distributors you build to the cartels that are that are actually doing the international distribution large scale drug trafficking in this country is done by largely Mexican drug trafficking organizations, and they have tentacles all across the country. They have connections all across the country. So drugs are distributed around the world in that way. The battle never stops. But is it feeling like there's some progress being made well the battle never stops. We're going to have we've had crime since the beginning of time. And and you know, we're always going to have people who are doing that. But you know, we are making progress. We're one of the things we're doing a D as we're increasing the number of agents this administration has actually been in congress have been very generous in terms of DA's budget. And so most recently we've had a significant budget increase, which is allowed us increase the number of agents to increase our presence in communities and to increase our presence internationally. I mentioned the connection between prescription drug addiction and the more series illegal drugs. Sadly, someone I know who's who lost her son as a result of that direct connection. He started with prescription meds as a result of football injury. It eventually he never wanted to do this. But eventually became an addiction and eventually translated to more serious illegal drugs, which were more available than the prescriptions. You don't need a prescription to get that. So that's part of what you're attacking then. Right. Absolutely. So here's the danger you become addicted to prescription drugs, you're addicted you now need to continue to feed that addiction. If the prescription drugs aren't available. They're legal opioids like heroin and federal that are available and what people start using those drugs. That's what it really becomes extremely dangerous counterfeit pills, for example, manufactured in Mexico with Fenton them to mimic the opioid effects of the real McCoy. Those are the sorts of things that are killing Americans every day. Why is that because the people who are manufacturing those pills aren't real manufacturers? They're doing them in garages or basements, there doing it illegally. And they're not they're not manufacturing the pill to the same standards. Which means you get what are called hotspots pills. Hotspots are higher doses of the particularly effective drug, for example, feno takes very little fed no to create to overdose on, and that's why we see so many people dying of opioid overdoses because of these these pills that are manufactured illegally counterfeit pills that have too much of the drug in them. And sometimes the dealers are just mixing and matching and the person buying these daily drugs. Don't know what's in a Murray. Absolutely. In one batch, you could get a pill with absolutely no opioid and other what you can get a pill that will kill you. That's why tell people the only advice, I can give you if you want to be sure if you're gonna take legal drugs like that and not dive, a drug overdose is don't take any of those drugs because you're you're actually placing your life in the hands of people who have zero expertise at creating the drugs, you're taking right right there. Just in for the money. That's all they're rated for these people don't care if you die all they care about is making money, and that's why we're seeing the drug overdose crisis. We're saying today and the the the typical stereotype of drug addict, as you know, maybe someone on the street needle marks its cetera. But it it's it could be people in a much wider range of people than that. Unfortunately today that is the case. People become addicted to opioids who never imagined that was going to happen family members. Can't imagine that certain of their family members have become addicted there just weren't the type. This is a crisis cuts across also CO economic lines. We're talking with Dylan acting administrator of the DA Drug Enforcement Administration. We're connecting this conversation with prescription drug take back day. So how does all of this circle back to to take back the importance of take back day? Well, DA's prescription drug take back day is really important for two reasons. First we ask them air Americans to clear out their medicine cabinets unused wanted and expired prescription medications. That's important for the practical reason, it gets rid of those drugs. So people can't become addicted to them. The second reason we think that it's really important is because people become aware of the fact that there's an overdose crisis in this country. If you're going to a prescription drug take back location. You've become aware of the fact that it's important to get to get rid of those prescription drugs. So we think this important because we not only have the practical effect of getting rid of drugs. People can become addicted to but also raising awareness about the problem that Americans are facing the extrordinary drug overdose problem that we're facing every day. What are some of the DA's efforts to reduce the quantity of opioids that there in addition to his enforcement function DA also has a regulatory function. What DA does is we said quotas every year for these certain controlled substances such as opioids to be manufactured, the amounts that can be manufactured. So one of the things we realized was that many manufacturers were making far more of these addictive drugs than were actually needed by doctors to prescribe to patients or research and the like so since twenty sixteen we've decreased the amount of opioids manufacturers make about forty seven percent with that means is we've determined that the amount of opioids that are needed for again doctors to prescribe the patience to be used in medical research. And the like we're almost half of what manufacturers were making since twenty sixteen that's critical because we take in. The slack out of the system. We've made it more difficult by doing that for these drugs to be moved into the illegal market to be diverted is the word we used for illicit use. And we hope I doing that will make it harder for people to become addicted to prescription opioids talking with Dylan acting administrator of the DA and specifically talking about the national DA drug take back day, which happens twice a year in April and Tober tell us about some of the other activities of the Drug Enforcement Administration will actually it's it's not just the department of Justice. So let me start off by telling you that the department of Justice has added many more prosecutors to prosecute drug cases. The department of Justice has also announced a number of programs to attack the opiate overdose problem in specific areas. So when program announced last summer was operation s. SOS which attacks the feno problem in the northeast we have other operations throughout the country to specifically attack areas where we see overdose deaths as result of opioids. We have a number of heroin force team. So we've dispatched or in the process of dispatching throughout the country. In fact, the president's twenty twenty budget for DA allocates eleven million more dollars for five more heroin force Mateen's. So DA is focused on increasing enforcement in our local communities as well as quizzing enforcement globally to attack the drug trafficking organizations that are moving these deadly drugs into our communities. And I'm thinking those communities aren't just big cities. I mean, this happens pretty much everywhere right on some level. It absolutely does drugs are, unfortunately, all over the country, and we've been talking a lot about opioids. But I should also mention that we've got a serious methamphetamine problem in this country meth is is is prevalent now in most parts of the United States and cocaine, of course, is a problem. It's never really gone away. So we have a serious heroin problem. That's exacerbated by federal which is what's causing many of the drug overdose deaths were saying, we also lose many Americans to methamphetamines, and Toco Cain. More thoughts about the overdose crisis. DA prescription drug take back day nine only is an opportunity to ask Americans to clean out. Their medicine cabinets and bring their drugs for safe and secure disposal at a location near them. But it's also to educate Americans about the difficult about the overdose crisis that we're facing one of the other things that he does every October is national red ribbon week we've and during that week DA focuses on educating young people students about the dangers of drug abuse and drug addiction, and we asked to to take a pledge not to use drugs as very important time of the year for DA. It's also a time of the year where we remember a very special person in DA history special agent in reiki Camerena who was murdered by drug traffickers over thirty years ago, actually, his murderous with started the red ribbon campaign is something to eat us to to this day. Day. That's pretty incredible. So we have a few minutes to go. Is there anything else that you would like to add.
Denver residents vote on whether to decriminalize 'magic mushrooms'
"Give us the one. Oh, one on magic mushrooms is still assignment mushrooms or psychedelics that can cause loosen Asians and along with several other psychedelics. They were made federally illegal in nineteen seventy souls Ibon is a schedule one drug. So that's the same classification as heroin and cocaine, obviously, some people who use them or using them wreck your recreationally, but there's also been quite a bit of research in the last couple of decades into their potential medical use specifically for mental illness and the US Drug Enforcement Administration. Does warn though that large amounts of slow Siping can cause panic attacks in psychosis. And that an overdose can be deadly. Now this initiative that's on the ballot today. Invent Denver doesn't actually legalize the mushrooms. The goal is just to d- prioritize to the greatest extent possible. The criminal penalties for using. And possessing the mushrooms how how would that work, right? The municipal election, obviously, can't change state or federal law. So. So the ballot measure if it passes it will still be illegal to possess or use like Delic mushrooms but this initiative could reduce drug arrests. So essentially at a directs law enforcement to focus his attention on every other crime, including jaywalking before it enforces laws that make magic mushrooms illegal. Jaywalking would be a higher priority. Interesting where did this initiative come from? What's the argument in favor of it? So the group campaigning for this measure is called decriminalized Denver, and they try to get the measure on the ballot last year and failed. But this year, they got the signatures they needed so they're pointing to potential medical benefits and the FDA granted so's I've been based treatment for depression breakthrough therapy status. That's a process that expedites the development and review of new treatment. Johns hopkins. Researchers also found some evidence that suicide and could help treat some forms of anxiety and depression and the campaign manager, Kevin Matthews actually, credits solicitation with saving his life. When he struggled with depression. So people are pointing to those to the potential meta medical benefits is what they're. Rounding their campaign, and what about the opposition dippers mayor Michael Hancock opposes about initiative beyond that there's not much if any vocal opposition coming out of Denver. The public had the opportunity to submit comments on the ballot initiative and no one submitted a common against it. Probably the most prominent opposition voice has been this intense institute, and that's Colorado Christian university think tank based in Lakewood, Colorado, and that's just west of Denver and Jefferson County, and they're concerned about safety as well as the area's reputation as sort of drug haven is there any indication of whether this is gonna pass today. People in favor of the measure have certainly been more vocal than those opposed. And we know that the decriminalize Denver group got more than five thousand validated signatures from city residents to get the question on the ballot. But more than seven hundred thousand people live in the city of Denver. So whether or not they've gathered enough momentum for the initiative to pass. I don't think we can say until we see the results and up avenue. The reason that everybody is paying attention to this so closely today's because Colorado is one of the first states where Merrill. Wanna became legal? And now that has happened to all across this country. People are wondering whether this idea of decriminalizing hallucinogenic mushrooms is going to become something that other states do right? And there's definitely interest in other states. The Republican lawmaker in Iowa recently proposed a Bill to legalize slow Sivan for medical use inter move it from I was list of controlled substances in a group in California tried to get a criminalization on their question on their ballot in two thousand eighteen but they didn't get enough signatures. So whether or not it's gaining traction. It's certainly has some interest that is Avery Lil from Colorado public radio as we wait to see what voters in Denver decide today that could be the first city to decriminalize the use of hallucinogenic
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"Sign in for rush. America's number one radio show. Let us go to. Bonnie in in Alaska in keanae. I think that's a little bit west of where we're going to be on the Mark Stein. Clues KiKi knives. Sort of on the coast halfway between the Yukon, and the Bering straits is that that's the right ten will part of the world is it bunny? Not too far away, Mark. And if you're cruise ship stops on the Canadiana, keanae, peninsula, stopover and shake your hand. Okay. We'll we'll swing by your place for lunch. I'll I'll I'll I'll head up and stay the ship over the oil pad. What's on your mind today? Bernie. I'm calling to hear your thoughts on the phone before. I retired from the Drug Enforcement Administration. I spent ten years working on Arizona Mexico border with among other people border patrol agent. Brian Terry who was murdered by alien down there. So whenever I hear rush talked about the wall, I pay attention. And and rush said last month that forty two percent of the Americans today favor. The construction of the wall last week. There was a poll that said fifty two percent of the Americans favor. The construction of the wall, and I heard rush say twenty five years ago, a longtime listener twenty five years ago rush at that thirty percent only thirty percent of the Americans favored independence from Britain. And of course, we know how the revolutionary war turned out. My point is that there are more Americans that favor construction of the wall to help save America. Then there was a percentage of. Americans who wanted independence from Britain related to a caller maybe half an hour ago or so who talked about indoctrination and the campuses will in seventeen seventy six we knew who the enemy was the enemy wore red coats. The enemies are on the campus in the classrooms there in the cars when we drive there in our homes twenty four seven and so. What are your thoughts? Marc. Yeah. I well, I said the the the those numbers about Americans who favored independence from Britain bring up a little bit of unpleasantness for some of us Abani, but you are actually right. The New York state, for example, an overwhelming majority of the population of New York state where loyalists and after the revolution a big chunk of them actually out sticks because on the losing side and fled north. And if you are on the north shore of Lake Ontario around Kingston all the way over then to Toronto. That's that's sorta loyalists country. In fact, they've got a the the main road there is called the loyalist Parkway and the county is called loyalists county. And if you go to beautiful Niagara on the lake they've just put up. Band new sign hailing themselves as a prosperous loyalist community. They're the guys who went in favor of the revolution. And as you said about the only about thirty percent of the country was of the of the of the thirteen colonies was and that's an important lesson. Because it tells you that it's not a numbers game. It's about where the energy is where the enthusiasm. That makes things happen. It's not just the straight. Fifty one percent. Forty nine percent thing. It's about who has the energy. And my concern is that right now, we have as you say in one poll, we've got fifty two percent of Americans who favor wall, but we have an incredibly energized opposition to the wall, and that opposition to the wall has support in the media. It has support among some of these rinky Dink district court judges too far too many of whom Americans are over deferential. So the wool so the opponents of the wall may be a minority, but they have a they have a huge amount of energy. And that goes to almost everything Barney that the liberals and progressives care about they. Too many people on the conservative side shrug about things. It's not that important to me. We'll see how it plays out. It's never going to happen. It's not a big deal. It's not the hill to dial. And as you said bunny, actually, what matters is not whether you've got fifty one percent of the people. But whether you've got the thirty percent of the people who are and fused, an energetic about it and willing to impress there will even upon a majority of their fellows, Bonnie. That's a that's a that's an interesting statistic you quoted that. Well, you in Russia a couple of today's patriots. So keep up the good work. Thanks. Thanks, buddy. And we will swing by. I don't know whether I'm in a position to hijack a cruise ship Swigert over the body and keyed I but I actually like that. It's very long time since I've been in that corner of Alaska, so I wouldn't mind seeing say how it's how it's shape it's a terrific part of the world. And as I said Danny makes that's a very good point. You know, it's not just simple arithmetic. It's not about your side is fifty one percent. The other guys have forty nine percent. It's how serious you are. And it's the difference between when Nancy Pelosi was running the house in the first two years of the Obama administration and the way Paul Ryan ran the house in the first two years of the Trump administration. That's the difference between impressing your will upon. On the nation, regardless whether anybody wants it or not Mark Stein in for rush. We'll close things out in just a moment. You're listening to the being.
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"I'm Bob McClay. Here's our top story. This just ended the KTAR newsroom air force to has just arrived at Phoenix sky harbor international airport. Vice President Mike Pence is on board. He'll deliver remarks at lunchtime. To the national association of manufacturers at the Venetian in Scottsdale. KTAR's Peter's seymour's at the event will have more details later this afternoon. Pence will also take part in a roundtable discussion with small business administrator Linda McMahon, she joined Arizona's morning news earlier today, and it's a great time for business president's tax cuts regulatory rollbacks, the new USMC a deal that will we need to get ratified, but certainly it's going to help small businesses. Vice president will also to Drug Enforcement Administration facility today while here in the valley. The new details this morning in the band suspected in a series of explosions in north Phoenix. Newly released court documen. Reveal Houston Willis allegedly targeted at elementary school as well as residential neighborhoods. Phoenix police sergeant Armando carbohydrate says officers I made contact with him in January after witnessing some blasts. But at that time the suspect denied any involvement. The suspect was released at that time but remained a person of interest for Bonn squad. Investigators Willis was arrested yesterday and now faces eighteen felony charges for weapons and drugs. The death toll from Sunday's deadline Sunday Sunday's deadly E four tornado in Alabama stands at twenty three. Here's Lee county coroner Bill Harris, we believe that every victim was in the residents wanted to hear. They all ended up with exceptional to outside risk resumes or fair seven members of one family are among the dead at least seven people are still listed as missing protests continuing Sacramento following the district attorney's decision not to charge the officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year..
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Day for the president. Here we're several victories for President Trump, Wisconsin governor. Scott Walker won his primary and said, voters should stay away from Democrats in November. Former Minnesota governor Tim polenta. Big Trump critic lost his bid to get back into office President Trump also not STA victory from last week's primary Kansas governor Jeff, Collier conceded the race we will endorse winner crisco Bach Trump's choice in tonight a first Connecticut chosen African American. Woman to. Run as a democrat for congress and. A Minnesota state rep could. Become the first Somali American woman to serve in the US house of representatives I'm Jacky. Quin is a twenty nine year old British citizen born. In Sudan that's how a thirties in London described. The suspect in yesterday's vehicle attack outside of parliament the death toll is up to, at least thirty nine yesterday's collapse of of, highway bridge, in, Genoa Italy there are more. Than one thousand of them children that. A Pennsylvania grand jury says we're abused, by Roman. Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania diocese silver, a span of seventy years grand jury uncovered Credible evidence of sexual abuse against three hundred and one predator priest. Attorney general. Josh Shapiro saying that all the while. Shockingly church leadership kept records. Of the abuse and of attempts to cover it up and he says the investigation is. Not over later today top Drug Enforcement Administration officials to. Unveil new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels on. Wall Street the swatting stock futures sharply lower Dow futures are down about one hundred, seventy three points NASDAQ futures.
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM
"For the president. There were several victories for President Trump, Wisconsin, governor. Scott Walker won his primary and said, voters should stay away from Democrats in November. Former Minnesota governor Tim polenta. Big Trump critic lost his. Bid to get back into office President Trump also, not victory from last week's primary Kansas governor Jeff Collier conceded the, race we will endorse the winner crisco Bach Trump's choice in a night of firsts Connecticut chosen African American woman. To run. As a democrat for congress and a. Minnesota state rap could become, the first Somali American woman to serve in the US house of representatives. I'm Jacky Quin is a twenty nine year old British. Citizen born in Sudan authorities in London described the. Suspect in yesterday's vehicle attack outside of parliament the death toll is up to at, least thirty nine yesterday's collapse of a highway, bridge in, Genoa Italy there are more than. One thousand of them children that. A Pennsylvania grand jury says were, abused, by, Roman. Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania diocese shell, rose fan of seventy years grand jury uncovered Credible evidence of sexual abuse against three hundred and one predator preach Vania attorney general. Josh Shapiro. Saying that all the while shockingly church. Leadership kept records of the, abuse of attempts to cover it up he says the investigation is not. Over later today top Drug Enforcement Administration officials to unveil. New plans to combat Mexican drug cartels on Wall. Street the swatting stock futures sharply lower Dow futures are down about one hundred seventy, three points NASDAQ futures off sixty one s&p, futures down, sixteen more.
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on KTRH
"This this whole deal shockingly irresponsible dangerous a master work of deception the obama administration now reading from the story of the obama administration stymied a sprawling investigation into hezbollah and it's highly lucrative drug trafficking networks to protect the iran nuclear deal according to a bombshell report eighteen remember this last december a team at the drug enforcement administration had been working for almost a decade bring down hezbollah and they're sophisticated one billion dollars a year drug ring which laundered money and smuggled cocaine into the united states all in politico by the way the department of justice and treasury that would be the obama justice department treasury department repeatedly undermine the efforts of agents to arrest and prosecute key members of the criminal network because the obama white house feared upsetting iran ahead of the nuclear agreement all of this is in politico and it's repeated reported in the new york post so every everywhere you look at this deal it was a gigantic deception and a scam and all it is is barack obama's personal policy preferences regarding americans america's relationship with iran now we need to find out what made iran so important to barack obama that all of this deceit would be entered into in order to construct a quote unquote deal the american people were told would prevent the iranians from getting a nuclear weapon what was really the purpose of this why was this so important obama we know now why he didn't submit this for ratification we know why this was not treated as a treaty it would've never pass the smell test and what do you think these allies like the uk and france and germany do you think they knew from the getgo that this was this phony bologna as it is or did they think that this was a legitimate deal that iranians were gonna sign and abide by could they have been that stupid could they have been that fooled as the american people were and as the american media was because they would have to admit everything that i've just shared with you about what this is and they're not doing that everybody's on the same page this is imperilling the world this is made the world more dangerous this is made the united states less dressed this is the united states unreliable what ever loving crock what's really happened here is that all these people in iran and the middle east have once again learned we're not a patsy and we're not led by a bunch of fools idiots i it's it's it's mind boggling i you know people say that these that phrase to the point of it having become a cliche but this genuinely boggles the mind let me go back to the phones this is dustin in in hopewell new jersey great to have ya dustin how you doing hey rush how you doing great to talk to you thank you sir so just to get to it i've recently started engaging friends of mine liberals about this iran deal and i'm finding the ones who have a lot of information on referring they believe that it really was a good deal and it's and they're not developing their arsenal when i pressed him on netanyahu's evidence either avoid the question or i'm not even sure if even know that this happened even though they're considered high information and the other group of my friends are low information and they just consider anything that obama did gospel and i just can't get through at all and you won't and they're not gonna change and they are those those people emotionally attached and wedded to this deep respect for obama because there's a lot that these people gain by having a deep investment or obama they're automatically not what they're not racists they are forward thinkers they're good people they're fair and all this you to back away from obama is to run the risk of being called a racist sexist or any number of these other terms but generally generally you're dealing here with people who when you get down to brass tacks ignorant they don't know what they are talking about because they've been lied to they have been lied to by people they trust in the drive by media they think there's a good deal they think the iranians are going to be prevented them getting a nuclear weapon they believe everything they've been told and you have the unenviable task of telling them that people and institutions they trust or lying.
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"Can help to cure and actually prevent a lot of very serious diseases in this country and so he said and the fda is committed to this kind of careful scientific research and drug development now this is the important part the reason i read this to you is because of what i'm gonna tell you next it says before they can start marketing the drug though the drug enforcement administration will have to reclassify cbd which in this case because it comes from marijuana is considered a schedule one drug meaning it has no medical value and a higher risk of abuse he say one of the reasons that marijuana continues to be illegal and we're having so much so many problems with it is that the da has classified this as a schedule one drug having no actual medical value at all and the fact that the fda just approved this drug proves that it does have medical value that in fact it has been known to to reduce seizures so while we may not see marijuana become legal or or they may not admit that it's now that you can now sell or distribute marijuana at a federal level what they are going to have to do is prove and say that cbd oil has actual value and let doctors administer cbd oil to their patients now this is a really good move why because once it becomes the drug becomes available for so for sale doctors can prescribe it for any number of what they call off label uses meaning just because a particular drug is designed to prevent seizures doesn't mean you can't give it to somebody for say they got a bad back and they got inflammation while normally you have to give them some sort of other drug to reduce the inflammation you'd have to give them some sort of that you got to cut this out of your diet or you gotta have tumor or something like that now they can prescribe cbd oil and you can go out and get cbd now if you live in california you're fine you can do that anytime you want to you can go buy you can buy marijuana anywhere you want to but this allows for the sale and distribution of a very powerful of a very powerful chemical that's going to help prevent a lot of disease help treat a lot of these all about prevent about prevention but will help treat a lot of diseases and very serious problems that americans have right now and i just nothing makes me happier this is a win because we have known for years years that cbd oil had very powerful very powerful healing effects and it's a natural drug doesn't there are to my knowledge there are no known side effects of utilizing negative side effects of using cbd can you imagine that i mean you watch these shows these commercials where they're talking about the drugs that that that you can buy and at the very end they're like oh don't use this if you if you've been if you would've don't use this if you have been prone to heart attack or it can cause either leading in anal fissures and you know instant death it can cause serious complications leading to heart stop it there's fifteen things they list off and the stuff that they're listing off is way worse way worse than whatever like skin rash you've got and so you think you so why on earth would i want to take a chemical like that but they sell that all day long and now here you have something that comes from nature that's extracted from a plant that has no no negative side effects to my knowledge some of you out there might know of something but certainly nothing even coming even close to the types of negative reactions that many drugs have and there are actually to my knowledge there are also no complications with other medications that you need to worry about so this is just all around a an exceptional oil for a lot of people to be using to cure like cirta to help with everything from like i said parkinson's disease and all the way to to what was being you for all.
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on AP News
"The drug enforcement administration the plane say they will appeal i'm tim mcguire ap radio news ap radio news on tim mcguire president trump during a meeting with the nation's governors talks about gun control the school violence at that meeting trump talked about having lunch over the weekend with the leaders from the national rifle association and i wanna tell you they wanna do something and i said fellas we've got to do something trump also talked about arming qualified teachers and staff member who went teachers to have guns i won highly trained people that have a natural talent like hitting a baseball or hidden in the gospel or putting people that have a natural talent like hitting a baseball or hitting the gospel or putting how come some people always make the fourfooter and some people under pressure can't even take the club back trump also wants to see tougher background checks the elimination of bumps stocks like the ones used in was biggest shooting and stronger school security first lady melania trump tells the governor spouses during a white house luncheon she's heartened by the actions of a high school students who have taken the lead demanding a change in gun laws they leave the if we are all come together we can start to affect positive teens for our children and how prepared them for their future size school students to especially those from arteries tomen douglas high where seventeen people were killed on valentine's day have been leaving the national effort against gun violence flooding continues from texas to the midwest even with a short respite is on the severe weather national weather service meteorologist frank parreira says another round of heavy rain is coming through momentarily quieted down but the argun we are going to see a increase in activity especially across portions of the lower mississippi into the tennessee valley again um toward the middle part of the week we are expecting to see heavy rains once again tornadoes caused by the weather front rex homes and buildings in several states and caused a number of deaths over the weekend this is ap radio news a supreme court hears arguments in a.
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on AP News
"The drug enforcement administration the plane say they will appeal i'm tim mcguire ap radio news ap radio news i'm tim mcguire president trump during a meeting with the nation's governors talks about gun control the school violence at that meeting trump talked about having lunch over the weekend with the leaders from the national rifle association and i wanna tell you they want to do something and i said fellas we've got to do something trump also talked about arming qualified teachers and staff member who went teachers have guns i won highly trained people that have a natural talent like hitting a baseball or hitting a golf ball or putting how come some people always make the fourfooter and some people under pressure can't even take the club back trump also wants to see tougher background checks the elimination of bumps stocks like the ones used in las vegas shooting and stronger school security first lady melania trump tells the governor spouses during a white house luncheon she's heartened by the actions of the high school students who have taken the lead in demanding a change in gun laws believe that if we are all come together we can start to affect finds it if teens for our children and how to repair them for their future size school students especially those from arteries tomen douglas high where seventeen people were killed on valentine's day have been leaving the national effort against gun violence flooding continues from texas to the midwest even with a short respite is on the severe weather national weather service meteorologist frank parreira says another round of heavy rain is coming through momentarily quieted down but the argun we are going to see a increase in activity especially across portions of the lower mississippi and tennessee valley again um toward the middle part of the week we are expecting to see heavy rains once again tornadoes caused by the weather front rex homes and buildings in several states and caused a number of deaths over the weekend this is ap radio news a supreme court hears arguments in a case challenging public worker's unions collection of fees from workers who opt.
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on WSRQ Talk Radio
"The savings is out there information and data that's with today's societies c o now you this ruin the whole thing for me now to sign up your asked your pets name their age and breed it's your choice if you want to post a picture or not in there's also options for different types of reptiles fish and birds to and you can even register your horse ooh of people anxious to relieve their pets physical pain are more and more trying out oils and powders that contain c bds it said the non cycle active component of marijuana but there's little data on whether or not these products work or if they have harmful side effects there's a lot to know and right now we just don't know it now the reason we john is because the federal government has not approved any clinical trials of cannabis pat products the drug enforcement administration announced just last year that even marijuana extracts those with cbd or thc it's another component of marijuana that is the tat is the intoxicating in component the dea announced last year that they are actually an illegal schedule one drug show when they said that it was like almost everyone you know whoa had like a cooking show times up handsoff nobody wanted to to touch it at that point in the university of pennsylvania halted then it's clinical trials but colorado state university the opposite still pushing ahead with their research of two dozen dogs that are enrolled in the schools study of key nine arthritis now the dogs are given either cbd oil or placebo and then activity monitors are attached to the pets caller to determine if they're mobile or more mobile win they are actually taking the cbd versus the placebo but the government through the food and drug administration is warning companies this is another setback for any research here warning companies that sell any marijuana related pet products that they are violating federal laws by offering unapproved new animal drugs to the public and they are threatening legal action to those who continue to do so so what do vets think about this while right now.
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on WRKO AM680
"River and so we had a fifth columnist a traitor in the white house and to me when you look at all of the evidence now the disastrous iranian beal deliberately turning a blind eye to isis in fact mocking everybody calling it the jay z the jv team a secret cia program to send weapons to islamic rebels in syria that we know went into the hands of al qaeda and isis and now we find out handcuffing your own a drug enforcement administration and tell it preventing them from successfully prosecuting an investigating hezbollah and a billion dollar criminal syndicate in which there were pouring in drugs cocaine in particular into the united states so you would rather have americans die of cocaine that go after hezbollah if that doesn't sunday chill down your spine if that doesn't make the hair on your neck stand if that doesn't make you realize what a judicious islamist fifth columnist we add in the white house you see the difference between trump and obama is very simple obama put america last trump put a merit puts america first let me repeat that obama put america last trump puts america first all bothma appeased and coddled and empowered radical islam trump wants to stand up and destroy and defeat radical islam there is a movie that's going to be coming out this friday i have next week off it's the christmas holidays during those christmas holidays i don't know when but one day i'm going to head off the patriot place and i'm going to go see it i may even drag my little ashton with me although i don't think he's gonna understand much in it but i'd like for him to at least starting to get a little adulterated to history politics and what the world was like before he was born it's called.
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Departments components including seven main justice litigating divisions 94 us attorney's offices the federal bureau of investigation the drug enforcement administration the bureau of alcohol tobacco firearms and explosives united states marshal service the office of justice programs the federal bureau of prisons the office of the inspector general and many others i department includes over a hundred and fifteen thousand employees and tens of thousands of contractors stationed in every state and territory and in many foreign nations we prevent terrorism and violent crime illegal drug distribution fraud corruption child abuse civil rights violations and countless other threats to the american people we enforce tax laws antitrust laws at environmental laws we represent the united states in the supreme court the courts of appeal and the district courts and in state and territory accords we protect federal judges managed federal prisons review parole applications oversee the bankruptcy system we manage we assist travel governments and we adjuducate immigration cases we provide legal advice to the president and to every federal agency we implement grant programmes support state and local law enforcement we combat waste fraud and other misconduct involving employees and contractors resolve foreign claims represent our government in international law enforcement forums we collect analyse and disseminate law enforcement data and we perform countless other important functions for the american people department of justice employees are united by shared understanding that our mission is to pursue justice protect public safety preserve government property the fence civil rights and promote the rule of law the mission attracted meet law enforcement but the people who carry out that mission or what i treasure most about my job who very few exceptions they are honorable principled and trustworthy america's federal state and local law enforcement agencies are more professional today than ever rigorous scrutiny by internal affairs offices and external oversight agencies.
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Attorney general jeff sessions talking to agents from the drug enforcement administration customs and border protection and postal inspection service at jfk airport in new york friday said it's an important step to fight the oil paired opioid crisis when exist drugs are sitting in a medicine cabinet is that much easier for them the end up in the wrong hands that's the idea behind the drug enforcement administration's national prescription drug take back day now that national drug takeback day is today when law enforcement and fire departments around the country will accept on used or expired prescription drugs no questions asked this comes two days after president trump announced a series of planned steps to fight opioid abuse designating it a public health emergency the da websites says six and a half million americans have used controlled prescription drugs in 2015 and this website says a majority of those drugs was obtained from family and friends often from the hall medicine cabinet you're listening to npr news from washington organizers of the women's march in washington dc are meeting in detroit today trying to channel the energy of the protest into concrete political activity quinn klein fanta felt her of member station w dd roop reports convention leaders are taking on both issues like sexual abuse and the presidency of donald trump the women's convention is drawing thousands from across the country for discussions ranging from how to organize rallies to fighting sexual assault and harassment keynote speaker congresswoman maxine waters tied the issue of sexual assault to comments and actions disparaging women made by president trump.
"drug enforcement administration" Discussed on One A Game
"But do you think ultimately were going to reach a point where players are recognised as the best sources of uh what they should do in order to alleviate their pain i think so and i think especially when you've got the drug enforcement administration looking into the nfl doctors and how they prescribed drugs you're seeing these guys you know our heroes when they retire they're limping around there and pain they die and i think when you look at the idea that there's something safer available i think people were are becoming more and more receptive but in the meantime i think they'd be very smart to at least adopt a don't ask don't tell policy work stop testing for this stock suspending people for it do just don't do anything okay i wanna talk a little about baseball statistics of the measurement of a player's value has come a long way in my long lifetime we used to just be able to talk about wins an earnedrun average when we talked about pitchers batting average runs batted in in home runs that was enough to evaluate a hitter this week i read an article by adam willis for sleet and it suggests that the next leap forward might be a way to measure team chemistry and more specifically to assign a number value to the extent to which a player makes his teammates better and i think i hate this idea it's two new for me to be completely sure but some matters it seems to me should remain subjective even in a game so thoroughly drenched in statistics as baseball is cindy you go along with this ordeal like the idea of science measuring how well a player makes his teammates better i'm with you on this bill i'm just not shirts possible it's not high school chemistry it's tough you know who knows what makes for good chemistry can take the most volatile people.