DEA

A hidden compartment in a vehicle stopped as part of a narcotics investigation couldn't conceal a kilo of heroin from Beaumont K-9 officers, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD). 

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This Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) invited the public come to one of the almost 5,000 collection sites around the nation to return all unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe and anonymous disposal during the the agency's 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in the past five years. 

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In an effort to combat prescription drug abuse and addiction, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is taking measures to increase penalties associated with illegal use of certain prescription medications and to make it easier for people to dispose of their unused medications after discontinuing use.

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The Pinehurst Police Department reports a local doctor’s office was the target of an in-depth investigation by the department and the DEA after numerous complaints were received by law enforcement officers from citizens complaining they suspected the doctor of abusing his position by prescribing large amounts of drugs to patients from Texas and Louisiana.

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Nine people were arrested Friday, Aug. 16, 2012, and one suspect remains at large after officers of the Orange Police Department Narcotics Division and DEA agents broke up what they say was a fraudulent prescription drug ring in Orange, Texas.

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