Federal Drug Prosecutions Down from 2011, but No One Knows Why

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An independent research organization, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, reports that the first 10 months of 2012 showed a marked decline in the number of new federal drug crime prosecutions. The data goes through July 31, 2012; the fiscal year ended Sept. 30. According to TRAC, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration referred a total of 11,782
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Dea Partners with State, Local Police for Sept. 29 Drug Take-back

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The Drug Enforcement Administration and law enforcement agencies throughout North Carolina are once again collaborating on a prescription drug take-back program. The April 28, 2012 National Prescription Drug Take-back Day was such a success that the DEA has scheduled another for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Prescription drug abuse has
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‘bath Salts’ Sending Teens to Emergency Rooms

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Authorities across the country are concerned about a new trend among teens: snorting “fake” bath salts. With the recent ban on the chemicals used to make “fake” marijuana, experts say that drug manufacturers have found another way to make money by using legal chemicals to mimic the effects of illegal drugs. Only a handful of
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Meth Enforcement Efforts Lead to New Criminal Activity (p. 2)

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In our last post, we were discussing a recent Associated Press report on the unintended consequences of laws limiting the sale of pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient of methamphetamine. According to the AP, the laws have created a new problem: “pill brokers.” And, after a brief slump, meth criminal activity is on the rise again. Experts
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Dea Bans ‘fake’ Marijuana in Emergency Action

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Last July, the Marine Corps officers in North Carolina took a bold step toward controlling the use of synthetic marijuana among the troops. They told shops near Marine bases to refuse to sell K2, Spice, Triple X, Fake Weed and their kin to troops. The Corps was ahead of the Drug Enforcement Administration by a
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