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  • The DEA Thinks Medical Records Don't Count as "Private"

    The Feds say they can peek into any records that are shared with a pharmacist, even without a warrant. This directly contradicts state law in Oregon, so the ACLU and the state are fighting back.

  • The DEA Is Monitoring Your Phone Calls

    Over the weekend, revelations that AT&T is freely sharing a massive amount of phone data with the DEA and local law enforcement agencies underlined just how connected the surveillance state is to the war on drugs.

  • The Godfather of Mexican Drug Trafficking Has Disappeared

    Rafael Caro Quintero, former founder and leader of the Guadalajara Cartel, had served 28 years of a 40-year prison sentence for drug trafficking and the murder of a DEA agent named Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena, but was mysteriously released from prison on a...

  • Eric Holder Speaks Out Against Mandatory Minimums, Gives Us a Sliver of Hope

    Yesterday Attorney General Eric Holder announced that his office wouldn't be seeking mandatory minimums when it came to low-level drug offenders. It's a baby step on the long, long road to reducing the US's prison population.

  • DEA Raids Legal Weed Dispensaries in Washington Again

    Last Wednesday, at least four medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington state—where even recreational use of pot is legal in small amounts—got quite a scare when the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) came calling. The clinics, all of which had...

  • Reasons to Love the Sequester’s Massive Budget Cuts

    Many ordinary working folk will suffer needlessly as a result of furloughs and pay cuts, but the sequester also slashes the budget for the DEA and the FBI, which is probably a good thing.