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Information and resources concerning issues surrounding the war on drugs in the United States.

DEA Disables Major Pharmaceutical Internet Scheme
The Drug Enforcement Administration has concluded Operation CYBERx, a multi-faceted Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation targeting major alleged pharmaceutical drug traffickers operating solely in the United States.

Virginia Pain Doctor Sentenced to 25 Years
William Eliot Hurwitz, 59, of McLean, Virginia, was sentenced in the United States District Court in Alexandria to 25 years imprisonment and ordered to pay a fine of $1 million for his conviction on illegal drug distribution charges.

Cops Use Electronic 'Sniffer' to Detect Illegal Drugs
On a South Texas highway local police and border agents are using a hand-held sniffer developed at Sandia National Laboratories to help stem the flow of illegal drugs northward into the U.S.

Guatemalan-Colombian Drug Cartel Dismantled
A large-scale heroin and cocaine trafficking organization that typically shipped multi-kilogram amounts of Colombian heroin hidden in car batteries from Guatemala to Mexico and the United States is out of business.

Drug Courts: A Rebirth of Rehabilitation?
More and more jurisdictions are establishing drug courts to deal with first and second offenders rather than the usual criminal justice system, but their motivation has probably been less due to an increase social awareness than it has to pure financial necessity.

Controlled Substance Act
The federal Drug Abuse Prevention and Control laws.

DEA Drug Arrests
Drug Enforcement Agency arrests and drugs seizures by year, since 1986.

Pictures of Commonly Abused Drugs
Photographs of commonly abused drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Federal Trafficking Penalties
Penalties for various quantities of illegal drugs in the United States.

National Drug Control Strategy 2004
The White House annual strategy report to Congress required by the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998.

Office of National Drug Control Policy
The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences.

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