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Naval academy expels more midshipmen in 'spice' investigationupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 22:20:00

Five midshipmen have been expelled from the U.S. Naval Academy as part of an ongoing investigation into the use of a synthetic drug called "spice," a spokeswoman for the school said Friday.

DEA takes lethal drug from Georgia Department of Correctionsupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 17:08:00

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration confiscated a potent drug commonly used in lethal injections from a state correctional facility cache.

DEA imposes "emergency" ban to control synthetic marijuanaupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 21:38:00

Effective Tuesday, "Spice" will not be a legal alternative to pot. The Drug Enforcement Administration is making the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana illegal for at least one year.

676 arrested, tons of drugs seized in U.S. bust of Mexican cartelsupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 21:51:00

U.S. law enforcement seized thousands of pounds of drugs and arrested hundreds of people in a synchronized bust targeting Mexican drug cartels and their associates, federal authorities said Friday.

Officer shot as sweep targets Mexican cartels in U.S.updated: Thu Feb 24 2011 15:02:00

A Houston police officer was wounded Thursday as a myriad of agencies took part in an operation that has resulted in the arrests of about 100 Mexican cartel cell members in cities across the United States, officials said.

War on bath salt drugupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 13:04:00

CNN's Deborah Feyerick takes a look at how easy it is to obtain a drug as dangerous as meth.

Pot-growing grandmotherupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 15:21:00

Kristi, 68, has been growing and dispensing marijuana from her home in northern California since the 1970s.

Navy kicks out 16 sailors for dealing or using 'spice'updated: Fri Feb 04 2011 12:16:00

The Navy has discharged 16 sailors assigned to the Norfolk, Virginia-based USS Bataan for using or dealing the synthetic marijuana-mimicking drug known as "spice." The use of the drug is a problem on the rise, according to the Navy.

Naval Academy expels midshipmen for smoking 'spice'updated: Tue Jan 25 2011 19:28:00

Seven midshipmen were expelled from the Naval Academy for using a drug called "spice" in violation of the Navy's policies on illicit substance abuse, officials said.

Who is really stealing your privacy?updated: Mon Dec 13 2010 07:22:00

Privacy advocates are up in arms. They say the Obama administration is seeking to increase the government's surveillance powers. The White House is out to require internet companies to keep trapdoors so the government can read any and all messages.

Mexican government: Slain drug lord was 'spiritual leader' of cartelupdated: Sat Dec 11 2010 10:52:00

An alleged drug cartel boss killed in clashes with Mexican authorities was also a "spiritual leader" who used religion to recruit criminals and strengthen his stronghold, according to a Mexican government report.

Dream home becomes meth lab nightmareupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 09:57:00

First-time home buyers Jenn Friberg and Rob Quigley grapple with a meth problem in the new home. CNN's Sarah Hoye reports.

Couple's first home is a meth houseupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 09:57:00

Jenn Friberg makes her way down the upstairs hallway to the master bedroom. The clacking of her high-heeled boots against the hardwood floor echoes throughout the two-story house.

Feds move to ban chemicals used to make 'fake pot'updated: Wed Nov 24 2010 15:43:00

"Fake pot" products that give a marijuana-like high could be illegal in another month as the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration takes emergency action to ban chemicals used to make them.

DEA: 45 Mexican drug cartel suspects arrested in Atlantaupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 14:03:00

Federal agents arrested 45 people in Georgia believed to be members of a top Mexican drug cartel and confiscated nearly $2.4 million in cash, authorities said Thursday.

Police find possible drug lab at Georgetown dormupdated: Sat Oct 23 2010 23:03:00

Authorities have arrested two Georgetown University students and another person in connection with a suspected drug lab found inside a dormitory Saturday morning, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

Holder: Feds would enforce drug laws if California legalizes potupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 10:00:00

The federal government will continue to enforce federal marijuana laws in California even if the state legalizes pot through a ballot initiative next month, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a letter obtained Friday by CNN.

CNNMoney: Longshoremen charged with stock fraudupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 15:35:00

It's "On the Waterfront" five decades later.

DEA event encourages safe disposal of old prescription drugsupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 16:56:00

The Drug Enforcement Administration urged Americans on Saturday to turn in their old and unused prescription drugs as part of an effort by the agency to stop a rise in prescription drug abuse.

Bring us your unused prescription drugs, DEA saysupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 12:12:00

The Drug Enforcement Agency wants people around the country to raid their medicine cabinets this week and get rid of any old or unused prescriptions that may still be lying around.

Former DEA heads unite against California plan to legalize marijuanaupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 15:51:00

California's proposal to legalize marijuana has provoked every former director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to join in urging the White House to block the proposition if it is approved on the November ballot.

DEA wants to hire Ebonics translatorsupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 17:45:00

Wanted by the Drug Enforcement Administration: Ebonics translators.

Suspects accused of trafficking drugs on major airlinesupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 08:09:00

Federal drug agents said Friday that they have made several arrests in connection with a group that allegedly was using major airlines to transport cocaine and heroin into the United States, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

DEA agents nab alleged drug kingpin in Puerto Ricoupdated: Sun Jul 18 2010 10:18:00

Jose David Figueroa Agosto's salt-and-pepper hair was covered with a similarly colored long wig. He hadn't been in the sun much and appeared younger and slimmer than the man in the old mugshots.

DEA: Bust rids Puerto Rico of 'most hard-core' traffickersupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 18:43:00

A sweeping drug bust in Puerto Rico involving more than 500 U.S. drug agents and Puerto Rican police early Friday is being described by officials as the biggest drug trafficking arrest/operation ever conducted on the Caribbean island.

DEA: Drug sub found in Ecuador cost $4 millionupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 11:25:00

A submarine found by anti-drug police in Ecuador last week cost $4 million to build and could have hauled 6 to 10 metric tons of cocaine, a top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration official said Wednesday.

DEA finds first true drug submarineupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 11:25:00

Drug enforcement agents say they've found the first completely submersible drug submarine in a swamp in Ecuador.

Warrants served on doctors, pharmacies linked to pro sportsupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 11:04:00

The Drug Enforcement Administration has served 10 "administrative inspection warrants" at pharmacies and on physicians affiliated with the San Diego Chargers football and San Diego Padres baseball teams as part of an ongoing investigation, the agency said.

'Prince of Pot' pleads guilty to federal chargeupdated: Tue May 25 2010 11:15:00

A man known as Canada's "prince of pot" pleaded guilty Monday in a deal with prosecutors that could send him to prison in the United States for five years.

Marijuana plantations feeding Europe's habitupdated: Fri May 14 2010 09:55:00

Through the afternoon downpour a horse plods along a muddy mountain path. I can smell him almost before he rounds the bend. He's weighed down with more than 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of freshly-picked marijuana.

Marijuana cultivation in Colombiaupdated: Fri May 14 2010 09:55:00

Marijuana is once again becoming a big crop in Colombia. CNN's Karl Penhaul gets access to a farm growing it.

Judge approves settlement in 'state secrets' caseupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 02:12:00

A federal judge in Washington Tuesday sharply criticized the government but grudgingly approved a $3 million government payout in a case which the Obama administration managed to keep under wraps to protect national secrets.

Synthetic marijuana a growing trend among teens, authorities sayupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 09:48:00

The latest trend at teen parties isn't warm beer or prescription medicines pilfered from parents' medicine cabinets. Instead, increasing numbers of youths are turning to an herb-based product to get high, and unlike marijuana, it's perfectly legal.

U.S. authorities launch inquiry in Mexico killingsupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 16:06:00

More than 200 federal, state and local law enforcement personnel have been assigned to an operation intended to find who was responsible for Saturday's fatal shootings of three people linked to the U.S. consulate in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, an official said.

'K2' poses dangers and should be illegalupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 15:40:00

Smokable herbal blends marketed as "legal highs" have become increasingly popular and as easy to buy as cigarettes.

3 African men flown to U.S. for trial linked to terrorism, drugsupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 14:15:00

Three African men suspected of ties to al Qaeda in North Africa have been arrested in Ghana and flown to New York to face charges that they engaged in drug trafficking and supported terrorism, federal officials said Friday.

Bodies' arrival 'sobering reminder,' Obama saysupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 15:45:00

President Obama said Thursday that watching the arrival of 18 flag-draped cases containing bodies of Americans killed in Afghanistan was a "sobering reminder" of U.S. sacrifice as he prepares to decide on sending more troops there.

Obama salutes fallen soldiersupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 15:45:00

President Obama traveled to Dover Air Force Base to witness the return of bodies from Afghanistan.

Marines in fatal copter collision namedupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 19:01:00

The Pentagon on Tuesday identified four U.S. Marines who died in one of two helicopter collisions Monday in Afghanistan.

Military helicopters crashupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 19:01:00

Two helicopter crashes in Afghanistan kill 14 Americans. CNN's Samantha Hayes reports.

Obama: Americans killed in Afghan crash 'doing this nation proud'updated: Mon Oct 26 2009 21:29:00

Fourteen Americans died in two helicopter crashes in Afghanistan on Monday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said: 10 in one incident and four in the other.

DEA searches pharmacy as part of Jackson investigationupdated: Fri Aug 21 2009 20:56:00

Drug Enforcement Administration agents searched a Beverly Hills pharmacy Friday in connection with the investigation into the death of Michael Jackson, an agency spokesman said. Neighbor Describes Scene at Dr. Murray's Vegas Homeupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 23:48:00

The police search of Michael Jackson's physician's house was "calm" and "controlled"

Police search Jackson doctor's home, officeupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 18:07:00

Investigators searched the Las Vegas home and office of Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, on Tuesday morning, a Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman said.

Using dentists as dope dealersupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 14:05:00

Kenny Morrison soaked in life from his beachfront home. A top chef at a trendy L.A. restaurant, he served dinner to the Hollywood stars, including A-listers.

Dental dopersupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 14:05:00

CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on addicts who are turning to dentists for prescription drugs like coedine and vicodin.

DEA might tighten restrictions on sedative propofolupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 20:06:00

The Drug Enforcement Administration said Wednesday it's considering tighter restrictions on propofol, a drug reportedly found after Michael Jackson's death in the Holmby Hills, California, mansion he rented.

Jackson memorial to be Tuesday at Staples Centerupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 15:01:00

Michael Jackson's memorial service will take place Tuesday morning in the Staples Center, the 20,000-seat coliseum in downtown Los Angeles where Jackson rehearsed his show the night before he died, according to a person who has been briefed by a representative of the family.

Jackson's will unveiledupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 15:01:00

CNN's Don Lemon details Michael Jackson's will and what arrangements he made for his children and his financial assets.

The big business of marijuanaupdated: Mon May 18 2009 11:18:00

Which drug is the cash cow of the Mexican drug war: cocaine or marijuana? Jeanne Meserve takes a look.

Stakes rise as drug war threatens to cross borderupdated: Mon May 18 2009 11:18:00

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, a 54-year-old drug cartel leader whose nickname means "Shorty," is the most wanted man in Mexico. He's also one of the most wanted men in the United States.

Commentary: Legalize drugs to stop violenceupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 11:49:00

Over the past two years, drug violence in Mexico has become a fixture of the daily news. Some of this violence pits drug cartels against one another; some involves confrontations between law enforcement and traffickers.

Arrests 'crushing blow' to Mexican drug cartel, U.S. officials sayupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 21:47:00

U.S. investigators have wrapped up a major 21-month drug-enforcement operation aimed at crippling a powerful and violent Mexican cartel operating in the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday. Why Bolivia Quit the U.S. War on Drugs updated: Tue Nov 04 2008 00:00:00

Accusing the US of trying to oust his regime, President Morales kicks out the DEA -- but promises to repair ties with post-Bush Washington

Morales: Government will take over for DEA in Boliviaupdated: Sat Nov 01 2008 21:55:00

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Saturday that he was suspending the work of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Bolivia and that the government will take control of its activities in the war on drugs.

Mexico arrests alleged Arellano Felix memberupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 21:57:00

Mexican authorities have arrested a reputed senior member of a major Tijuana-based drug cartel after a shootout, U.S. authorities confirmed Sunday. Alleged Colombian Druglord Arrestedupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 18:00:00

Spanish police have arrested a suspected Colombian drug trafficker listed among the most wanted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the police force said in a statement Friday Heath Ledger Drug Inquiry Droppedupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 06:00:00

Federal prosecutors have decided not to pursue a criminal case into how Heath Ledger obtained the powerful painkillers that contributed to his overdose death this year Study: Websites Offer Addictive Medsupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 11:00:00

More than three-quarters of Web sites that offer highly addictive medications do not require a prescription, according to a study released Wednesday The Grass-Roots Marijuana Warsupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 13:00:00

How one California man is organizing the opposition to the feds' crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries that are legal by state law

Customs agents charged with smuggling at JFK airportupdated: Wed May 28 2008 21:33:00

Two U.S. customs agents were arrested on charges they helped smuggle drugs and other contraband through New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

College drug sting snags justice, security majors, scores of othersupdated: Tue May 06 2008 21:24:00

About 100 people, including students majoring in homeland security and criminal justice, were arrested Tuesday in an undercover drug sting at San Diego State University, officials said. How the Lord of War Was Nabbedupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 15:00:00

The U.S. and Thailand capture the world's most notorious arms merchant. Now, who gets to put him on trial?

Thai authorities parade alleged Russian arms smugglerupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 05:25:00

He was considered one of the world's most-wanted international arms traffickers this week. But when Thai authorities produced Viktor Bout at a Friday news conference, there was no swagger -- just a somber man dressed in an orange polo shirt.

'Most-wanted' arms dealer arrested in Thailandupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 02:09:00

For years, Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout made millions of dollars delivering weapons and ammunition to warlords and militants, officials say. Report: Doctors Cleared in Ledger Investigationupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 15:22:00

Feds determine that they met with Heath but did not prescribe the most powerful drugs DEA Subpoenas Heath Ledger's Death Recordsupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 18:24:00

The Drug Enforcement Administration has subpoenaed Heath Ledger's autopsy records as part of a federal investigation into whether he was over-prescribed medication, a DEA source tells PEOPLE.

Medicine and moralityupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 09:45:00

Should doctors refuse treatment if it conflicts with their religious beliefs? CNN's Randi Kaye takes a look.

U.S.: Drug flow into country slowsupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 01:05:00

The United States, Colombia and Mexico are slowing the flow of cocaine and methamphetamine into the U.S., according to new figures from the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Farmers sue DEA for right to grow industrial hempupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 22:44:00

The feds call industrial hemp a controlled substance -- the same as pot, heroin, LSD -- but advocates say a sober analysis reveals a harmless, renewable cash crop with thousands of applications that are good for the environment.

State official backs hempupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 22:44:00

North Dakota's agriculture commissioner believes the U.S. should get into the business of producing hemp products.

DEA makes record steroid raidupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 10:31:00

Federal drug officials say they've arrested 124 people and busted 56 labs in the largest illegal steroid investigation in U.S. history.

Worldwide steroid bustupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 10:31:00

More arrests could come in an international steroid drug bust. CNN's Kelli Arena reports.

South, Appalachia beset by painkiller abuseupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 23:29:00

When his craving for painkillers got to be too much, Steve Dotson lay down and let his wife drive a car over his leg. It hurt, but he could dismiss the pain with thoughts of the medicated bliss that would follow.

Tonight's Facts updated: Thu Jul 26 2007 06:46:00

Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. Special Report: The Mexican Connectionupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 03:35:00

From his parked car, Jack, the special agent from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, had a clear view of the entrance to the Empress Hotel in La Jolla, Calif. It was Dec. 14, an overcast day, and Jack's men were all in place. They were hoping to arrest a key figure in Mexico's steroid industry, a pharmaceuticals executive and trained veterinarian named Alberto Saltiel-Cohen, who, according to a tip, was staying at the Empress.

Drug raids yield $50 million in cashupdated: Thu Jan 18 2007 02:14:00

Colombian national police recovered close to $50 million in U.S. currency as well as other money during three raids in the past week on houses used to stash drug proceeds, a U.S. official told CNN.

$50 million drug-money seizure may be biggest score everupdated: Wed Jan 17 2007 20:42:00

Colombian national police recovered close to $50 million in U.S. currency as well as other money during three raids in the past week on houses used to stash drug proceeds, a U.S. official told CNN on Wednesday.

Cartel leader goes fishing, gets caughtupdated: Wed Aug 16 2006 12:45:00

One of the world's most wanted drug lords was captured Wednesday aboard a recreational fishing boat off Mexico's Baja peninsula, federal law enforcement officials said.

Drug kingpin nabbed in Brazil, DEA saysupdated: Wed May 17 2006 13:08:00

A man on the United States' list of most-wanted international drug traffickers was arrested Wednesday morning in Brazil, officials said.

CNNMoney: Pfizer tries not to be caught nappingupdated: Thu May 04 2006 12:13:00

Pfizer could use a new blockbuster and the sleeping pill industry could use a new drug, and both could happen this summer if the FDA approves Indiplon at its review later this month.

Narcs nab drug-smuggling puppiesupdated: Wed Feb 01 2006 17:50:00

A two-year investigation into a Colombian heroin ring netted more than 65 pounds of drugs, resulted in the arrests of more than 20 people and saved the lives of some drug-smuggling Labrador retrievers, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said Wednesday.

DEA: Artwork, furniture used to smuggle heroinupdated: Wed Nov 30 2005 12:23:00

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced the arrest Wednesday of 78 people as part of a probe into a suspected Colombian heroin ring accused of using artwork, furniture and clothing to smuggle drugs into the United States.

Atlanta operation of Mexican drug cartel bustedupdated: Fri Oct 14 2005 08:05:00

The Drug Enforcement Administration said Thursday it has wrapped up an operation aimed at shutting down an alleged Atlanta-based hub of a major Mexican drug cartel.

It doesn't look good for Karl Roveupdated: Fri Jul 15 2005 13:33:00

As the scandal over the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity has continued to unfold, there is a renewed focus on Karl Rove -- the White House deputy chief of staff whom President Bush calls his political "architect."

U.S., Colombians bust money laundering ringupdated: Tue Jun 14 2005 13:51:00

A two-year undercover investigation targeting money laundering operations in the United States and Colombia has resulted in 81 indictments and 36 arrests of people allegedly connected to a major drug cartel, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Tuesday.

Former Haiti police chief arrestedupdated: Sun May 16 2004 02:48:00

U.S. federal agents have arrested Haiti's former national police chief in Miami, as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the Caribbean nation, according to a DEA spokesman and court documents.

High court hears arguments on overseas arrestsupdated: Tue Mar 30 2004 20:45:00

A seemingly divided U.S. Supreme Court peppered attorneys with questions Tuesday during oral arguments in a pair of cases that test the government's ability to sneak into foreign countries and kidnap criminal suspects.


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