Contracts Reveal How The DEA Exercises Control Over Television, Film Productions

By Tom Secker, -

Nearly 200 pages of Drug Enforcement Administration contracts with producers were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. They show for the first time how the agency interacts with [...]

Amazon Is Not What It Seems, Killer Cop Acquitted, DEA Disaster & More

By Lee Camp, -

By Lee Camp for Redacted Tonight. In this episode of Redacted Tonight, host Lee Camp tears Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos a new one. He explains the true “cost of convenience” when it comes to the [...]

Public Outcry Forces DEA To Withdraw Ban On Kratom

By Christopher Ingraham, -

By Christopher Ingraham for The Washington Post - The Drug Enforcement Administration is reversing a widely criticized decision that would have banned the use of kratom, a plant that researchers [...]

Public Will Be Heard & Ban Will NOT Go Into Effect On September 30

By Jennifer Dzikowski, -

By Jennifer Dzikowski for Heavy - The announcement came August 31 that the DEA planned to ban kratom in the United States as of September 30, causing panic and outrage to the thousands who use [...]

DEA Wants To Ban A Popular Plant-Based Treatment For Addiction

By Kit O'Connell, -

By Kit O'Connell for Mint Press News - AUSTIN, Texas — The Drug Enforcement Administration appears set to schedule kratom, a plant used in traditional medicine in Southeast Asia that has gained [...]

DEA’s Decision Not To Reclassify Marijuana Means Almost Nothing

By Rob Kampia, -

By Rob Kampia for The Huffington Post - In the wake of the DEA’s decision against rescheduling marijuana, the super-majority of the American people who support legalizing medical marijuana might [...]

DEA Refuses To Reschedule Marijuana

By Tony Newman, -

By Tony Newman for Drug Policy Alliance - Today, the DEA announced that it was not rescheduling marijuana, in effect refusing to recognize marijuana's medicinal benefits. But in what is viewed as [...]

DEA Plans To Decide Whether To Reschedule Marijuana By Mid-Year

By Matt Ferner, -

By Matt Ferner for The Huffington Post - The Drug Enforcement Administration plans to decide whether marijuana should reclassified under federal law in “the first half of 2016,” the agency said [...]

Facebook Tells DEA To Stop Fake Profile Pages

By Alicia A. Caldwell, -

Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations. Facebook's chief security officer, Joe [...]

DEA Refuses To Support Modifying Minimum Sentences

By Clifford Thornton, -

The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration is refusing to support a bill backed by the Obama administration that would modify mandatory minimum sentences for federal drug crimes, putting her [...]

Masked DEA Agents Raid Innocent Women, Refuse to Reveal Identities

By Radley Balko, -

Over a three-day period in June 2007, heavily armed SWAT teams, supported by tanks and helicopters, descended on Detroit's Eight Mile Road. The massive operation involved police and agents from [...]

IRS Manual Detailed DEA’s Use of Hidden NSA Intel

By John Shiffman and David Ingram, -

The practice of recreating the investigative trail, highly criticized by former prosecutors and defence lawyers after Reuters reported it this week, is now under review by the Justice Department. [...]

DEA Using NSA Surveillance Data to Investigate Americans

By John Shiffman and Kristina Cooke, -

A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across [...]