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CBS News: DEA Head Expected To Resign Following Prostitution Scandal

The head of the Drug Enforcement Agency is expected to resign, CBS News reports.


U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Chaffetz: DEA Chief Should Step Down or be Fired

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee says the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration should step down amid allegations that DEA agents attended sex parties with prostitutes while stationed overseas.


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Facebook Unfriends Federal Drug Agency

Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it’s not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations.


The DEA used photographs and other personal information from the cell phone of a woman arrested in a cocaine case, hoping to trick her friends into revealing incriminating evidence, claims a lawsuit. (Photo by Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

Drug Agency Sued Over Fake Facebook Account

The DEA used photographs and other personal information from the cell phone of a woman arrested in a cocaine case, hoping to trick her friends into revealing incriminating evidence, claims a lawsuit.


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College Student Left Without Food or Water in Dark DEA Cell for Five Days

A San Diego college student who was locked and handcuffed in a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration cell for five days without food or water says he exchanged words with a man through his cell door just before a light was turned off.


A selection of the "Spice" legal stimulants is pictured in a shop in north London, on August 28, 2009. Spice, which will be placed in Class B, is made using synthetic chemicals and herbs and sold in so-called "head shops". It has been linked to mood swings and paranoia. The moves follow recommendations from the Government's drug advisory body, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal (Credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

Drug Raids Target Bath Salts, Molly Across U.S.

The DEA has been cracking down on synthetic drugs, including so-called bath salts, spice and Molly, since the drugs first gained widespread popularity years ago.


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ACLU: Obama Administration Blocking ATF Agent’s ‘Fast And Furious’ Book

The Obama administration is blocking a federal law enforcement agent from publishing a book about the failed “Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling sting operation because of concerns that the book would negatively affect morale, the American Civil Liberties Union said Monday.


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Ex-DEA Heads: Feds Should Nullify State Pot Laws

Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs say the federal government needs to act now or it might lose the chance to nullify Colorado and Washington’s laws legalizing recreational marijuana use.


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DEA Agents Face Allegations Of Soliciting Colombian Prostitutes

Three agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency have been accused of soliciting prostitutes in Colombia.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are blasting the Food and Drug Administration for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.

In a report published Tuesday, House Republicans say the FDA's computer surveillance may have overstepped federal laws designed to protect government whistleblowers. Using software that took rapid fire screen shots of employees' computers, the FDA picked up emails from the five whistleblowers to members of Congress. Such communications are protected under federal law.

House Democrats defended the surveillance at a hearing Tuesday morning, pointing to the findings of the inspector general that oversees the FDA. In a report released ahead of the hearing, the inspector concludes that the surveillance was "reasonable" because the employees were leaking confidential information to the press. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day For DEA

If you have expired or unused prescription drugs in your home that you don’t know what to do with, you can drop them off at sites nationwide.