Content Tagged As drug_enforcement_administration

1 year 2 months ago

Heroin deaths climb in Colorado

Heroin overdoses in Colorado are at their highest point in a decade. The state health department reports 91 people died from using the drug in 2012. The overdose death Sunday of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has cast a national spotlight on the resurgence of heroin addiction. The Center for Disease...

1 year 4 months ago

Spice dealer sought to trademark drugs

COLORADO SPRINGS - Undercover police officers and drug enforcement agents arrested a Colorado Springs businessman and three of his employees for selling the illegal synthetic cannabanoid "spice" openly from a store in the Mission Trace Shopping Center. Ryan Oligney, 28 and three of his employees at Spice of Life...

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...

2 years 2 months ago

Pain killer problems in Colorado

Colorado ranks high when it comes to abuse of prescription pain killers; in fact, only one state ranks higher in a recent study. Prescribing pain killers has been a concern for Doctor Mark Carroll from the beginning. When his practice - Alliance Family Practice and Urgent Care in Colorado...

2 years 10 months ago

DEA probed in wake of Secret Service investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department inspector general's office said Monday it is investigating possible misconduct by Drug Enforcement Administration personnel in Colombia unrelated to the Secret Service incident with prostitutes at a Cartagena hotel. The Drug Enforcement Administration said the probe began based on information provided by the Secret...

3 years 1 month ago

Prescription drug abuse a growing problem

Prescription medications are frequently making their way into the wrong hands, and much too often it's teenagers who are suffering as a result. In 2009, the most recent year on record, 445 people in Colorado died from abusing pain pills. Pill popping is also the second most frequent drug abused...

3 years 8 months ago

Investigators seize 10 pounds of heroin

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - The federal Drug Enforcement Administration and authorities in Pueblo have arrested 24 people after they seized more than 10 pounds of black tar heroin. Acting special DEA agent Kevin R. Merrill said five more suspects are being sought, all on various drug charges. Authorities...

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...

3 years 11 months ago

The DEA wants your old drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration says the most frequently abused drugs in America can be found in your medicine cabinet. People are abusing prescription drugs more than any other narcotic. Matt Barden, Resident Agent in Charge of the DEA in Colorado Springs says a new public service announcement campaign launched...

5 years 2 months ago

Lawmakers say raid shows need for marijuana rules

Lawmakers trying to regulate Colorado's growing medical marijuana industry say the recent raid of a marijuana growing operation highlights the need for clarification on what operations are legal and which are not. Under the Obama administration's new policy, the Drug Enforcement Administration isn't supposed to target anyone who is in...

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