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The Drug Interdiction / Narcotics topic covers all aspects of drug enforcement, from highway or border interdiction to undercover infiltration into gangs or drug cartels. From marijuana and cocaine to prescription pills and heroin, this topic covers it all.

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SWAT
Court ruled that a jury may find that participating officers used unconstitutional excessive force during the execution of the warrant
Real-world data of high-dose naloxone administration by law enforcement officers found no added benefit to opioid overdose patients
“If you sell dangerous drugs or fentanyl on Staten Island, we’re going to find you and you’ll end up like this guy,” said Lieutenant Mark DiBenedietto
The synthetic opioid is about 50 times more potent than heroin, and an amount as small as two milligrams can be a lethal dose
Seward County Deputies found several bags full of methamphetamines with a total value of $7.2 million
The move would change marijuana from its current classification as a Schedule I drug, alongside heroin and LSD, to a Schedule III drug, alongside ketamine and some anabolic steroids
The bust is part of a trend of foreign nationals exploiting U.S. state laws that have legalized cannabis to produce marijuana for the illicit markets in the U.S.
Four leaders of the criminal group have been charged with drug trafficking, illegal firearm possession, cockfighting and plotting to kill informants
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Medical
The new law rolls back a 2020 voter-approved measure by making so-called personal use possession a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail
The ruling came after Gerald Goines’ lawyers argued prosecutors had used the underlying charge of tampering with a government record to indict him for murder
The annual St. Paddy’s sting is among the creative measures police resort to in the ever-evolving cat-and-mouse game to reel in wrongdoers
Shoplifting without evidence and juvenile problems without a nexus to crime are among the calls Henrico Police patrol officers will no longer respond to
The men hid in the basement as Officer Jorge DelRio conducted a drug raid on a home; one man shot DelRio five times as he came down the stairs
The curriculum addresses topics such as de-escalating and managing psychedelic crises
NOPD Superintendent Anne Kirkpatrick’s statement, “The rats are eating our marijuana; they’re all high,” has led to international news coverage and a t-shirt
Rodents have infested police headquarters, scattering feces across desks and feasting on narcotics in the department’s evidence room
While a deputy was searching a vehicle, the driver got into the car and drove off with the deputy still inside; after the man did not heed instructions to stop, the deputy shot him, causing the car to crash
Major changes are needed to combat the dangers posed by drug cartels
“It’s really not fair to discriminate against these people who use a legal product,” Kingston Mayor Steve Noble said; recreational cannabis use has been legal in the state of New York since 2021
San Francisco Police Department leaders and city officials expect to launch the task force in the spring of 2024 to investigate opioid deaths and illicit drug operations as potential homicide cases
“Once we were able to determine it was unloaded, we secured it,” a detective said. “And then we searched the rest of the vehicle to make sure there were no explosives or rockets, or anything crazy like that”
Missouri troopers will join the state of Texas, which is conducting a separate border security operation from the U.S. Border Patrol
How law enforcement agencies from California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska are joining forces to address critical public safety issues and advocate for meaningful legislative reform
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The device can identify drugs and cutting agents within a substance in seconds
An increase in state law enforcement personnel to address the ongoing public safety crisis within Alameda County yields positive results in a short period
NYPD
“This is borne out of the recognition that we have a lot of vexing problems on our southern border — fentanyl scourge, transnational criminal organizations that might have a footprint into the U.S. and increasingly toward our city, and the migrant crisis,” a NYPD leader stated