Nationwide enforcement actions target dangerous new and emerging class of chemicals from overseas
Editor’s note: The Macon County News has been following the marketing and use of synthetic drugs locally, including the efforts of a group of teens working to ban synthetic cannibinoids. The following is a glimpse of the battle on an international level.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its law enforcement partners have announced enforcement operations in 35 states targeting the upper echelon of dangerous designer synthetic drug trafficking organizations that have operated without regard for the law or public safety.
These series of enforcement actions included retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers. In addition, these investigations have uncovered the massive flow of drug-related proceeds back to countries in the Middle East and elsewhere.