DEA

U.S. customs agent Brian Bell shows some mailed drugs confiscated at O'Hare Airport. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Feds Target Dangerous Sedative Attracting Teens

Etizolam is considered a research drug. The way it is manufactured keeps it off the list of drugs illegal to sell, even though it can be dangerous. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

09/18/2014

Molly, the powder or crystalline form of MDMA -- the chemical in ecstasy -- is gaining popularity as a party drug. (Credit: CBS)

New Party Drug ‘Molly’ Gains Popularity In Chicago

It’s an old drug with a new name and it’s turned lethal, and federal authorities say it’s gaining popularity in Chicago. One agent described the rising use of the club drug as “a time bomb.”

09/03/2013

Police Generic

31 Charged In Connection To Heroin Distribution Operation

DuPage and federal drug hunters are celebrating what they see as a victory for the good guys with charges against 31 in a heroin distribution ring.

08/28/2013

Joliet police bought this heroin in an undercover purchase; the alleged dealer was later arrested. (CBS)

Police Charge 23 In Drug Distribution Ring

Chicago Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies announced a major drug bust this afternoon, WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

06/20/2013

CBS 2's Dave Savini takes a look at the drug GHB, which has the street name -- Liquid G. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Date Rape Drug Becoming Favorite For Recreational Use

Businessmen, college students and body builders are among the people taking this drug, not realizing how addictive and deadly it can be. CBS 2’s Dave Savini takes a look at the drug GHB, which has the street name — Liquid G.

02/27/2013

This July 10, 1993 file photo shows Mexican Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka El Chapo, at La Palma prison in Almoloya of Juarez, Mexico. Guzman, the world most wanted drug trafficker, ten years after his evasion from a high security prison has been able to take control of the most powerful drug organization in Mexico and is considered as one of the richest men in the world. (File Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexican Drug Lord Named Chicago’s ‘Public Enemy Number One’

The Chicago Crime Commission said no criminal since Al Capone has been more deserving of the title “Public Enemy Number One” than Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico, which is responsible for much of the street gang violence in the city.

WBBM Newsradio–02/13/2013

Prescription Drugs

Local Police Departments Collect Old Prescription Drugs

Police departments around the Chicago area and the country are taking part in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s prescription drug turn-in program Saturday, taking unwanted drugs so they don’t end up in the wrong hands.

WBBM Newsradio–09/29/2012

(Credit: Chicago Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration)

Cops And DEA Seize $5M Worth Of Meth

Chicago Police and federal agents investigating methamphetamine distribution made a huge bust, arresting three men and seizing more than $5 million in narcotics.

01/26/2011