May 3, 2008 |
McKesson Corp., the largest U.S. drug distributor, agreed to pay $13.3 million to settle government claims over the company's distribution of two often-abused prescription drugs. The agreement with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Justice Department calls for San Francisco-based McKesson to suspend temporarily the distribution of hydrocodone, a morphine-like drug, and alprazolam, an anti-anxiety drug, from two of the company's 31 distribution centers, the company said.
December 14, 1997 |
A DEA agent was found dead in a car wreck with four shots to the head. His passenger, a fellow agent who told police he had been drinking heavily at a party they attended, was charged with murder. "Who did I kill tonight?" Richard Fekete, 55, asked officers who told him they found DEA agent Shaun Curl, 39, dead in a wrecked car Friday night in Miramar, Fla., according to a police affidavit.
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July 30, 2013 |
A college student mistakenly left in a Drug Enforcement Administration interrogation room for five days will receive $4.1 million from the government in a settlement in advance of a lawsuit. The settlement was announced Tuesday in San Diego by the student, Daniel Chong, 25, and his lawyer, Eugene Iredale. "It was an accident, a really bad, horrible accident," said Chong, who added that he now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. The bizarre event in April 2012 began when Chong, an engineering student at UC San Diego, went to a house near campus to smoke marijuana with friends and found himself swept up in a DEA raid.
February 24, 1988 |
Special Agent Paul Seema had all the edges. Born in Thailand, he had worked its borders and jungle runs and at 51 was a unique and experienced hand on Asia, its drug dealers and their quickness to kill. But in Los Angeles, it wasn't enough. Special Agent George Montoya was younger but had caution. He was a meticulous arranger, an orderly 34-year-old with a knack for working any program and balancing its odds in his favor.
May 8, 2007 |
Venezuela said it would not allow U.S. agents to carry out counter-drug operations in the country, accusing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of being a "new cartel" that aids traffickers. Spokesman Brian Penn said the U.S. Embassy categorically denies the accusation. Washington has accused Venezuela of not cooperating in counter-drug efforts and says cocaine shipments are increasingly passing through the country from neighboring Colombia.