November 29, 2012 (San Diego)--The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration warns the public about criminals posing as DEA special agents or other law enforcement personnel. This criminal activity continues despite significant public attention to the illicit scheme. DEA offices nationwide regularly get calls from citizens victimized by this extortion effort.
The criminals call the victims (who in most cases purchased drugs over the internet or by telephone) and identify themselves as DEA agents or law enforcement officials. The impersonators inform victims that purchasing drugs over the internet or by telephone is illegal, and that enforcement action will be taken against them unless they pay a fine.
- Ramona wines beat French varieties in competition (UT San Diego)
- La Mesa Council deadlocked on PBID approval, will make decision in July (La Mesa Patch)
- $1 billion hospital opens (Valley Roadrunner)
- DEA “accidentally” left forgotten suspect in holding cell for 5 days (UT San Diego)
- 6 La Mesa officers exonerated in fatal shooting of Andrew Yacko (La Mesa Patch)
- Lloyd Jr pleads guilty to manslaughter in Santee teen Carioscias’ death (Santee Patch)
- Lemon Grove School District cuts 30 jobs (UT San Diego)
- Voice of San Diego series: Who is….
- Other mayoral coverage:
- Filner releases pension plan (UT San Diego)
- Fletcher pledges to make cycling, transit a priority (Reader)
- Fletcher-GOP feud still going strong: party sues candidate over $5,000 fundraiser (UT San Diego)
- The Fletcher Flim-Flam (OB Rag)
- The unfortunate trajectory of Carl DeMaio (Citybeat)
- San Diego takes water fight public (New York Times)
- UCAN reaches settlement to allow group to go on (UT San Diego)
- California rakes in healthcare grants (Saramento Bee)
- Environmentalists feeling burned by rush to build big solar projects (Los Angeles Times)
- Discovery of Indian artifacts complicates Genesis Solar project (Los Angeles Times)
- Calif. Public Utilities Commission: PG&E smart meter “opt out” fees suspended
- Diablo Canyon reactor gets some unwelcome guests
December 13, 2011 (San Diego) -- The DEA San Diego Field Division’s Narcotics Task Force (NTF) along with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and Health Advocates Rejecting Marijuana, (HARM) announced the total amount of illegal marijuana plants seized in San Diego County in 2011.
Turn in Unused, Expired or Unwanted Medications
April 18, 2011 (San Diego) – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will hold the 2nd annual National Prescription Take Back on April 30, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 34 sites in San Diego and Imperial Counties. DEA and its law enforcement and community partners will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
November 30, 2010 (San Diego) – The Drug Enforcement Agency(DEA)'s Narcotics Task Force in San Diego, in partnership with local law enforcement, seized over 378,243 marijuana plants county-wide in 2010. More than half (294,175) were removed from public lands—including U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management properties utilized by hikers, campers, and other members of the public.
November 3, 2010 (San Diego) – The San Diego Tunnel Task Force uncovered a sophisticated 600-yard underground cross-border tunnel overnight, the U.S. Justice Department Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) reveals. Approximately 30 tons of marijuana seized in the US and Mexico have been linked to the tunnel.
September 13, 2010 (San Diego) – The Drug Enforcement Administration in San Diego, along with law enforcement, government, community, and public health services are participating in a national prescription drug “Take-Back” program to prevent pill abuse and theft. Potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs will be collected for destruction on Saturday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at locations countywide.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
East County News Service
September 13, 2010 (Mt. Helix) – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is conducting an enforcement operation in the Mt. Helix area of La Mesa, East County Magazine has learned.
“We have served four search warrants and seized approximately 500 marijuana plants and two rifles,” Amy Roderick, public information officer with the DEA’s San Diego field division, informed ECM at 10:55 a.m.