DEA, Cook County Sheriff Host Prescription Drug Take Back EventUnused prescription drugs could lead to accidental poisoning, overdoses, and abuse. They also contaminate public waterways if they're not disposed of properly.
More People Died From Fentanyl Overdoses Than Homicides In Cook County In 2019More people died from fentanyl overdoses in Cook County last year than from homicide.
DEA Agent, A Former Evanston Detective, Charged With Helping Drug RingA DEA agent has been charged with helping an international drug trafficking ring smuggle guns and drugs, starting when he was an Evanston police detective.
National Prescription Drug Take Back DayThe DEA is working with wellness clinics across the country to collect unused prescription opioids.
Federal Agents Shoot Suspect During Drug Operation In West DundeeShots were fired about 7 p.m. when the agents attempted to arrest two people at Route 72 and Sleepy Hollow Road, according to the DEA.
Chicago Police Team Up With Feds To Target Violent CrimeA joint anti-violence mission with the feds snagged a man police called one of the Ogden District’s most dangerous offenders.
Man Shot By DEA Agent In 2014 Files LawsuitA man accused of running over a Drug Enforcement Administration official in a 2014 narcotics investigation on the Southwest Side has filed a federal lawsuit against the agent who shot him.
2 Investigators: Dangerous New Drug Kratom Being Sold Legally In IllinoisThe DEA says there's a new and dangerous drug popping up all over the country and parents need to be on the look-out for it. The CBS 2 Investigators found while it’s banned in some states it’s being legally sold all over the Chicago area.
DEA Warns Of Scammers Posing As Special AgentsThe Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a warning about criminals posing as DEA special agents, as part of an international extortion scheme.
Law Enforcement Leaders Come Out Against Medical Marijuana BillsLaw enforcement leaders banded together, announcing their position at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference at McCormick Place that medical marijuana bills are bad bills.