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2 years 1 month ago

Trading for marijuana: Is this legal?

Marijuana users are getting creative when it comes to getting their hands on pot. They're using web sites like Craigslist to trade merchandise for marijuana. Plug in "marijuana" on Craigslist and a laundry list of postings will appear. People are looking to trade anything and everything from cell phones...

3 years 5 months ago

Attorney General joins with DEA, local law enforcement to announce statewide prescription drug take-back events

DENVER - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that local law enforcement agencies across the state will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration to hold prescription drug take-back events on Saturday, October 29. "Prescription drug abuse is one of the fastest growing problems facing Colorado today," Suthers said....

3 years 6 months ago

Drug bust in Colorado Springs

DEA, along with several Colorado Springs and Pueblo law enforcement agencies, as well as the K9 unit, confiscated between three and four pounds of methamphetamines and a large amount of cash from an apartment complex on the 800 block of Circle Drive around 1pm this afternoon. A DEA agent...

3 years 11 months ago

Prescription drug abuse tops all other drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration says the most commonly abused drugs in America today come from the medicine cabinet. Over the last decade the number of people who've overdosed on prescription pain meds like Oxycotin has doubled. Matt Barden, Resident Agent in Charge of the DEA in Colorado Springs says...

4 years 4 months ago

DEA warns of extortion scheme

The Drug Enforcement Administration says there is an international extortion scam operating, which may victimize unknowing Americans. Criminals are posing as DEA agents or other law enforcement personnel. They call a victim, who in most cases has previously bought drugs over the Internet or by phone, and tell that...

4 years 6 months ago

Drug disposal program set for Saturday

On Saturday, September 25, the Drug Enforcement Agency is coordinating a one-day Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. This is a nationwide event and will provide an opportunity for the public to dispose of medications. The event will happen from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The DEA will provide the...

5 years 1 month ago

Drug Enforcement Agency to investigate CU Dental School

Federal investigators plan to look into the distribution of controlled substances at the University of Colorado dental school. The Drug Enforcement Agency will investigate the school's practice of allowing unlicensed residents to write prescriptions using faculty members' credentials. The Denver Post discovered that residents could procure sedation drugs...

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