DEA: Processing Notes for Kratom FOIA Appeal #16-00895-F

Anthony Roberts filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.
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From: anthony roberts

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I would like copies of the "discussions" resulting from my FOIA appeal 16-00895-F, which concerns the DEA's intent to emergency schedule kratom. The appeal was received by the Department of Justice on February 8th, 2017. The DOJ response was to remand the appeal back to the DEA, which I was told required "discussions between DEA personnel and this Office." I am hereby requesting the DEA's copies of those discussions (whether in email or whatever form they occurred).

The full request and DOJ disclosure of the existence of discussions with the DEA resulting in the remanding of this appeal back to the DEA can be found here:

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


anthony roberts


Good morning Mr. Roberts,
Attached, you will find our response to your SARF case number 18-00002-F request.
Respectfully yours,
Joyce Whitley
Program Specialist
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Unit (SARF)
(desk) 202-353-1212; (fax) 202-307-8556
FOIA/PA Main Phone Line 202-307-7596

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.