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NCJ Number: 163346 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Diversion of Drugs and Chemicals
Corporate Author: Drug Enforcement Admin
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Drug Enforcement Admin
Springfield, VA 22152
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Sale Source: Drug Enforcement Admin
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Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a descriptive report of the programs and activities of the Office of Diversion Control of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Abstract: Laws and treaties to restrict access to legitimate drugs and impose criminal penalties on illegal manufacture and distribution have been extended to the chemicals required to refine or synthesize clandestinely manufactured drugs of abuse. These most recent laws are designed to prevent the diversion of controlled drugs and chemicals into the illicit drug traffic by restricting access through legal requirements; to detect such diversion through examination of required records and accountability systems; and to identify, apprehend, and bring to justice persons responsible for diversion, whether through negligent or criminal acts. Within DEA, the office responsible for the application of these laws is the Office of Diversion Control. The Office deals with diversion of controlled pharmaceuticals, of controlled chemicals and of steroids, using civil, regulatory and criminal law enforcement measures. Foreign and domestic aspects of the operations are addressed through both field and headquarters activities. This paper describes the nature of problems encountered and the programs designed to deal with them, and provides representative case examples.
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Chemical Diversion-Trafficking Act-1988; Drug abuse; Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); Drug manufacturing; Federal drug laws; Illegal dispensing of licit drugs; International drug law enforcement; Methadone; Steroids
Note: DCC
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