Kratom DEA

Lukas Knight filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Lukas Knight

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all documents (internal memos, emails, etc.) pertaining to the risks and public health concerns of Kratom use and possibilities and benefits of regulation. Also requested are any general procedural guidelines for regulating "herbal" supplements/medicines/drugs.

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.


Lukas Knight

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.


Mr. Knight,

My name is Denise Gutrick, I am the Government Information Specialist handling your above referenced request. On Friday April, 8, 2016, I received a follow up request for information from you regarding the status of this request. The request was mailed out on March 24, 2016, the registered receipt number is RE 976 441 767. Please contact me at 202-307-7628, if you have not received the response.

Thank you

Drug Enforcement Administration
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Unit
202-307-7596 (Customer Service Line)
202-307-8556 (Fax)