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Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Task Force Officer Admits To Soliciting Sexual Favors From Drug Defendants

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.16.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON –- A police officer from Salem, Virginia, on a Drug Enforcement Administration task force out of Roanoke pleaded guilty on Tuesday to sol...

DEA Agents Surprise NFL Teams With Drug Checks

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 11.17.2014 | Sports

Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation in...

End the International Drug War to Control the Afghan Narco-State

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.16.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

The U.S. government has failed to stop the drug trade at home. Washington also has not created a competent, effective, and honest central government in Afghanistan. How effective will Kabul be in limiting opium production when American troops go home?

Ryan J. Reilly

Republican Congressman: GOP Needs To 'Wake Up' On Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), one of the strongest conservative voices for reforming the government’s approach to cannabis, joined...

Matt Ferner

Feds Raid Multiple Marijuana Grow Operations In Colorado

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

Federal agents along with local Denver police conducted multiple raids on marijuana growing operations around Colorado's capital city Tuesday morning....

Nick Wing

The DEA Once Turned A 14-Year-Old Into A Drug Kingpin. Welcome To The War On Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

What won't the DEA do in its war on drugs?

Nick Wing

12 Of The Sketchiest Things The DEA Has Ever Done (That We Know Of)

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

We have the war on drugs to thank for these.

Facebook Calls Out DEA Over Sketchy Practice

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 10.18.2014 | Technology

ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating...

DEA Sued Over Fake Facebook Account

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and ERIC TUCKER | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from t...

E.O. 12333: End-Running the Fourth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

In Post-Constitutional America (2001-Present), the government has taken a bloody box cutter to the original copy of the Constitution and thrown the Fourth Amendment in the garbage.

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Official Reportedly Accused Lawmakers Of 'Supporting Criminals' For Backing This Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Drug Enforcement Administration official reportedly accused sponsors of a prescription drug bill that unanimously passed the House...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Chief Michele Leonhart Struggles To Explain Position On Drug Sentencing Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top official at the Drug Enforcement Administration struggled to explain her position on drug sentencing reforms that are backed by ...

The Cost of Free Information

Alejandra Dubcovsky | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Alejandra Dubcovsky

The Drug Enforcement Agency paid over three quarters of million dollars for information that it could have gotten legally and for free. This money went to an Amtrak employee for confidential information about train passengers.

Friday Talking Points -- Dog Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to the 'Dog Days' of summer, at the height of the political Silly Season. This year, one dog did indeed have his day in August, as 7-year-old 'Duke' just won a rather bizarre election to become mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota.

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Leadership Blasted In Report On Student Left In Cell For Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leadership of the Drug Enforcement Administration comes under fire in a report issued by the Justice Department Office of the Inspec...

Parallel Construction: Unconstitutional NSA Searches Deny Due Process

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

A lot of attention Post-Snowden has been paid to what the NSA does-- vacuum up emails, listen in on Skype chats and so forth. Too little attention has been devoted to what is done with the information NSA collects.

Let's Be Clear Who Has Caused the Border Crisis -- Us and Drugs

Stanton Peele | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

The massive influx of young refugees from Honduras and other Central American countries is due to the drug war, to the illegality of drugs, to the com...

Report Blames DEA Agents For Abandoning Student In Cell

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 09.07.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration employees saw or heard a handcuffed San Diego student locked in a cell for five days with...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA Officials Responsible For Nearly Killing College Student, DOJ Watchdog Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four separate employees of the Drug Enforcement Administration saw or heard a college student who was left handcuffed in a holding cell ...

Friday Talking Points -- Courtin' Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The end of June is an important time on the political calendar, but it is one which most Americans don't really think about all that much. It's hard to fault this, so let's take a quick run through the important decisions handed down in the past week.

Matt Ferner

Feds To Consider Reclassifying Marijuana As Less Dangerous Drug

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

The feds could actually soften their stance a little when it comes to weed. The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the medical evidence surr...

Another US Spying Problem in Latin America: The Drug Enforcement Agency

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

This is potentially an even bigger breach of diplomatic trust than the NSA spying that Dilma denounced at the United Nations.

Matt Ferner

REPORT: DEA Has Spent 4 Decades Obstructing Science On Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

The Drug Enforcement Administration has been impeding and ignoring the science on marijuana and other drugs for more than four decades, according to a...

Strippers Accused Of Drugging Men, Running Up Huge Credit Card Bills

| Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime

By Murray Weiss and Trevor Kapp FLUSHING — A team of strippers drugged wealthy men and took them to strip clubs where they ran up huge charges on...

The DEA: Four Decades of Impeding and Rejecting Science

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Ethan Nadelmann

It's increasingly clear that entrusting decisions involving medical science to the DEA is akin to leaving the fox in charge of the henhouse. And what's most striking is how little scrutiny the DEA has faced from Congress or other federal overseers.