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30 years ago, PCP seemed like the most threatening drug to America's future

30 years ago, PCP seemed like the most threatening drug to America’s future

A 1987 report from the National Narcotics Intelligence Consumers Committee offers insight into the drug threats that concerned the Reagan era.

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MuckRock's guided tour of lesser-known DEA patches

MuckRock’s guided tour of lesser-known DEA patches

Inspired by the logo of the popular podcast Chapo Trap House, Curtis Waltman sent a FOIA to the DEA for records about their infamous patches. Let MuckRock take you on a little guided tour of some of these artistic masterpieces that came out of that.

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You spent more time reading this title than the DEA spent vetting its confidential informants

You spent more time reading this title than the DEA spent vetting its confidential informants

A scathing audit released yesterday by the Justice Department’s inspector general lists a slew of issues with the DEA’s management of confidential sources. Auditors found that DEA brass reauthorized long-term informants after mere seconds of review, and that the agency has weak oversight for illegal activity conducted by undercover sources.

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