Articles Tagged With ‘Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’


The Drug Enforcement Administration is a United States federal law enforcement agency under the United States Department of Justice, tasked with combating drug smuggling and use within the United States.



Sheriff deputies arrest 9, seeking 5 other in large drug bust

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson announced a large drug bust — valued at about $1.5 million — as well as the breakup of a methamphetamine and heroin ring in San Luis Obispo County. Parkinson said the drug ring... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara doctor convicted of drug trafficking

A Santa Barbara-area physician who wrote numerous prescriptions for powerful painkillers, such as OxyContin, for “patients” – many of whom were drug addicts, and some of whom died from drug overdoses – was convicted Friday of 79 drug trafficking charges,... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara’s medical pot dispensaries shut down

Amid pressure from the federal government, all four of Santa Barbara’s permitted medical marijuana dispensaries have closed up shop within the past few months. [Noozhawk] These closures follow federal drug raids on two South Coast operations and the delivery of... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara doctor accused of trading sex for drugs

A Santa Barbara physician was arrested Wednesday on federal drug trafficking charges and allegations the doctor traded pain killers for sex. Julio Gabriel Diaz, 63, allegedly wrote prescriptions for powerful painkillers, such as OxyContin, for “patients” who were drug addicts... (Continue reading)

Feds raid Sanger pot farm, destroy thousands of plants

Thousands of marijuana plants were seized and destroyed, and at least 50 workers arrested as federal agents and Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies raided a giant pot plantation near Sanger on Thursday. [Fresno Bee] The pot-growing operation had observation towers, neatly... (Continue reading)