Wednesday, August 21, 2019

DEA targets meth in three states

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from DEA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The United States Drug Enforcement Administration this week announced the conclusion of Operation Crystal Mountain, a sweeping enforcement action spanning three states. DEA special agents, working closely with their state and local counterparts throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia targeted Mexican drug cartels, drug trafficking organizations and other individuals involved in the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine. More than 800 pounds of methamphetamine were interdicted or seized during the operation.


“Everyone has a right to live in safety. The amount of drugs and weapons we’ve taken off the street with this operation, along with the number of drug dealers that we’ve locked up, represents a small victory in our on-going fight for safer communities for us all,” said Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s Louisville Division Office D. Christopher Evans. “While America’s opioid crisis may dominate headlines, Operation Crystal Mountain should serve as a reminder that methamphetamine is a problem that has never gone away. The dedicated men and women of DEA, working closely with state and local law enforcement, are relentless in their efforts to rid our neighborhoods of dangerous drugs and bring to justice those who distribute them, wherever they may be.”

Operation Crystal Mountain is the culmination of several investigations that began earlier this year. Since January, DEA special agents from the Louisville Field Division, with support from state and local law enforcement agencies across the region, have arrested 235 individuals on federal drug-related charges and seized more than $800,000 in cash and 52 firearms, as well as significant quantities of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs. During this same timeframe, DEA assisted its state and local counterparts with the arrest of 140 additional offenders on state-level drug charges.

While the opioid epidemic has ravaged the nation, several large swaths of the U.S. see meth as their primary drug threat. The majority of the methamphetamine in the U.S. is produced in Mexico and trafficked by Mexican DTOs. However, DEA continues to work to disrupt and dismantle all components of both foreign and domestic organizations which produce and traffic methamphetamine.

55 comments:

  1. drug addicts are disgusting bring back the discipline for being a user and lock them away

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    1. @1219 obviously you, your family, or even had a friend who was addicted to drugs. Stop making stupid comments if you haven't been on the other side

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    2. Like alcohol, using drugs is a CHOICE.. I have no sympathy for an addict. I had to Fight my Dr to get off fentanyl patches and the withdrawal was WICKED but I DID get off of them. There are too many programs that don't get used cos addicts WANT to remain addicts. They don't wanna put in the work it takes to get clean. As a chronic pain sufferer, Im sick of being punished because abusers and addicts have only made it HARDER for folks like me to get help. I didn't abuse my meds and I recognized the problem with patches and went thru hell to get off of them. Nobody bends your elbow. You make a CHOICE....

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    3. Amen! Aunt Chevy! I am a disabled Veteran who was injured during the Gulf War. I suffer from severe pain in my spine, and damaged peripheral nerves, and it almost takes an act of Congress, every refill cycle to get my pain medication approved. I don't know what I'll do if my doctor changes. It's very difficult to get my meds. and I'm looked at with very high scrutiny.

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    4. Lol that's because you dumbasses support the war on drugs and the state nanning adults. Drugs have been used since the dawn of mankind and will continue to be used. Your brain creates them, human language was developed by ingesting psychedelics.

      And by the way, isn't the US the country with the largest prison population composed of addicts? Over here in a civilized nation we treat them with respect and they can hold a job. You murricans can continue to support and waste your taxes maintaining a humongous military corporate complex before even thinking of giving decent health care to your own.

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    5. 243 i was born addicted and in my country ur parents get the choice to ween u off or keep u on. I been getting governtment grade heroin since birth. I get a weeks supply at a time and i work in the banking industry earning well into 6 figures sometimes 7 every year. I prolly live the life you dream of. I didnt choose to be born addicted. And its hard to get off it. So dont speak on what u dont know about.

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    6. So you say you got off the patches, but are "sick of being punished" because of what "abusers" did-
      Your off them correct?? So why are you complaining about it??

      And since when are there "too many programs that dont get used??" Idk where you came up with this- its nearly impossible if you were try to get into a program, say, tommorow- theres never enough beds- and all 50 states keep cutting the funding for stuff like this- idk if you have private insurance or what- im assuming you do since that script for fent patches is pretty expensive-
      You would think someone like you would understand the situation better than most. Apparently not

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    7. Your disgusting

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    8. 529 first of all....thank you for your service!ūüôá ūüíú

      Secondly, this is what I mean---the problem is not RX drugs which are scrutinize by physicians, pain docs etc who must answer to DEA for each RX, it is not the problem, it is street drugs cut with fent.

      the drug war was lost at conception. it is a joke that fools few.

      i am sorry you have to go through this. I was with a fiend who had surgery and wanted to fill a rx for 5mg percocet. 60 tabs. and she was treated like a street addict. the pharmacist actually made her buy narcan! she did because she had no choice. it was a walmart and i think it cost 45 dollars for the narcan,

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    9. Aunt Chevy - what you said made almost no sense. The opioid epidemic was created by the pharmaceutical companies and rouge/irresponsible doctors, not addicts themselves. I’ve broke my left arm twice, my right arm once, my neck, my right ankle, and just shattered my left ankle a little under three weeks ago. I know what it’s like to suffer from extreme chronic pain and not being able to get the meds you need, it’s horrible. But you being unable to get your meds is not some random addicts fault, it’s your doctors fault. They are making you pay for their years of mistakes... and all the Fent cut street drugs have just greatly exasperated the problem as chivis mentioned.

      Phelpso

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    10. So much smug stupidity for so few sentences. Really though, how can someone be able to peruse the carnage and misery reported by brave patriots like Chivis, and continue to regurgitate apathetic drivel
      about "tough drug laws" and blah...
      That misery you idiots love to watch like porno, is being dealt wholesale by antiquated, and ineffective policies that only still exist in our scary new world.
      Do you guys feel at all disgusted by the ugliness and negativity you feed on for entertainment on this site? That is not why these people risk their lives to report info. I am really pissed off at your comments because you brought me to an epiphany: I as a conservative, married, financially stable, white, gun loving freedom eater can no longer pretend that I don't get why people look at me from a glance and make meanie faces...
      Idiots like you fools with your bold statements and inneffectual lives feed off of the misery of those with no hope, while simultaneously indulging in first world luxuries and living as spectators. You are no better than the addicts, or the dealers...at least they play out their hands. The puritans and other sophisticate sorts who can shrug at murder scenes to spew out tired political rhetoric failing in a never ending shit typhoon of ignorance and blood...you guys just keep your thinking caps on! We are almost there!!!
      Chivis, I have nothing but respect for you and love your honesty. I live on tj border and saw the Teo, Inge, Muletas war first hand. It just amazes me that people who are informed can be so fucking stupid. Do things like that make you want to quit sometimes?

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  2. Chivis,theres a good story on Mini Lic.Feds are bouncing him around prisons to try & protect him.

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    1. can you please send me the link?

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    2. he could be sent back to us marshalls protection if it is that bad

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  3. Yet another bust which doesnt make a dent!
    As long as we allow drugs to be profitable they will be around. Only by making drugs un-profitable can we ever reduce supply.

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    1. It has absolutely nothing to do with profit, it has to do with control. The United States government's control of the people by fear, as long as they keep the sheep scared they could continue with their circus.

      As long as there is a demand there is always going to be a supply, for ANYTHING. The government uses fear to keep the Sheep voting for them allowing them to spend countless billions of dollars fighting a ghost that doesn't exist. The government will even go as far as killing Americans to create a state of fear thinking people will stop doing something if they're afraid, this is laughable people do what they want to do no matter how dangerous it is, this was proven during prohibition the American government killed over 10,000 Americans by poisoning the bootleg liquor trying to scare people into believing that liquor was deadly so they would stop drinking stop bootlegging but it didn't work so they repealed prohibition, why not we can make billions off of taxes we don't make any money killing these people. So to extent maybe your statement about profit is right on point.

      This is gone on decade after decade, there's not one living law enforcement officer that can honestly look you in the face and tell you that they've made a difference in this so-called War on Drugs they will burn in hell for lying.

      In the 80s with the Sylmar bust of 18 tons of cocaine the feds were still wiretapping the individuals being investigated in one of the recorded conversations in which the contact in the United States was conversing with another party explaining that the 18 tons have been confiscated the responding party stated, "they didn't get the other 18 did they?" That bust at the time was the largest on American soil and had zero effect on product availability nor an effect on street price which tells you only one thing you will not stop this train.

      There's far too much to say that most people won't listen to but drugs are not the problem, we are the problem whether you use drugs or not Americans are the fucking problem.

      Decriminalization is the key but it will never happen here because it's what keeps the wheels greased on the government's fear tactic. You don't see severed heads body parts are mantas hanging up over local city off ramps are found in front of drug stores you don't see messages to Rite Aid that Walgreens is in town, why not? Because what they sell is regulated, controlled and everyone gets a piece of the pie and the biggest piece goes to the government.

      People need to realize something and start flexing that Authority that the government should fear the people the people should never fear the government.

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  4. Im from england and police wouldnt let you sell meth you would get lifed of for an ounce Americans are just bad degenerates smack heads in england loads of junkies but the whole country is fucked on coke weed id say 60% its fucked but great money haha

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  5. Dis is killing every1,i dont really agree wit cops but da job they doing is terrific,

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  6. Losers use it, losers sell it. Losers smoke cigarettes, losers sell cigarettes.
    If a loser wants to do their body harm some loser will sell them the products they want.

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    1. I'm assuming you eat a totally raw healthy diet? I'm assuming you eat nothing processed... no soda.. no alcohol? Prescription meds? Since that's likely not the case Then I guess you're a loser too for putting chemicals in your body that do harm.

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    2. I don’t agree that everyone that does drugs are losers. Some are, but there are people who don’t consume any kind of substance that are losers too. But I do agree that people should be able to put what ever they want in their body, no matter how dumb it may be.

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  7. Excellent newsūüĎć The 235 individuals trying to hire attorneys to defend themselves on federal drug-related charges is going to feed the economy. Imagine hiring 235 Attorneys to try and defend Federal charges! That would cost lots of money ūüíį Time will tell if and how many get deported too! Good Job ūüĎć

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    1. Hey STF how do you no they are Mexicans? F...ing errrrooogggaaant. That’s the problem with people judging with out thinking. Always the race color.... speechless when they are white.

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    2. Race has no place in this, so you're right. I've seen MORE white folk as meth heads than black folks and Hispanics prefer a decent coke. It's a ńŹamn shame to some idiot has to bring up race. Drugs don't discriminate. People shouldn't either.

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    3. Are you joking!? The article says Mexican drug cartels. So I’m not being racist.

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    4. There Were Mostly small time dealers you a hole goggle the article they have there mugshots low time sellers...hire lawyers most will get a public pretender ..meaning your taxes will pay for them jaja mostly where white people selling..

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    5. The problem is that anyone thinks it a color issue and not human

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    6. 8:10 I agree there is a color problem...
      --Mainly green, Green Green, Cold Hard Green colors Of cash...

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  8. 375 arrested. Great job DEA! I am glad USA is doing something about it. While MEXICO does minimal work, to round up cartel criminals.

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    1. El chivo read the article again, the author tricks you into using addition.You don't want the famous author to do everything.

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    2. It says 240 and an additional 135 on the state level

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  9. Funny how the U.S acts like they actually have a war on drugs, what a joke..

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    1. It cost more money per year to fight the drug war, than americans SPEND on drugs- and its not even close

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    2. The voters are the joke, and the government needs it that way

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  10. 916 not a joke 375 arrested. Not a joke they will serve time, not a joke they don't let them after a few days like in Mexico.Do you want to hear which country is a joke, give you a hint...starts with the letter M.

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    1. Every single one of those 375 will be replaced dumbass...i bet youre one of those clueless folks living out in west-bubba-fuck USA...

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    2. 1219 your really off-line, he commented on the good job the DEA did, nothing about replacements, they too will get arrested jackazz.

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  11. I've lived in 2 of these states in the last few years.The problem is bad children being raised by there grandparents and I can tell you as a former addict I've seen the dope it's definitely coming from South of the border

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  12. Who the F wants to do Meth? Yuck

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  13. Any one who use drugs ES un pinche parasito , thump need those ppl b striped of the citizenship and deported son unoz parasitos del eztado

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  14. Chronic pain sufferers are directly affected by the useless war on drugs,decriminalize

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  15. Drug dealing will NEVER stop, because there is money to be made. Even when they hand out 30 to life, the next man will think he is smarter than the previous person. Remember, Demand drives supply. The War on Drugs is a ploy to generate money. The Government of any nation is not naive enough to think drugs will ever cease to exist. They are smart enough to realize if they create this "War", they will profit on both ends. First from Federal funding and secondly with money confiscated. I am even leaving out the resold drugs they confiscate as well because we will all act like that doesn't happen.

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  16. Legalize everything the people that don't won't and the people that do will. Take this money and use it for rehab and prevention. Why pay idiots to bust people. One goes down and ten take their place. This war were losing started in the Nixon administration. Give me a break. 50 years and numbers have gone up not down Let's try a new approach

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    1. Decriminalized not legalized.

      Just use Portugal as an example it's already proven for over two decades to work.

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    2. You sheep that rant on about tougher laws and prison terms are absolutely clueless when it comes to drugs.

      Since 2014 Saudi Arabia has executed by way of public
      beheading over 200 people for "non-violent" drug offenses.
      I cannot think of a tougher sentence then to be publicly beheaded can you? Yet Saudi Arabia continues to publically behead dozens of people annually year after year do you know why?
      Because it doesn't work, even with what seems to be the harshest penalty one can receive further involvement with drugs doesn't stop anyone from continuing to do it. Do you get the point? No because you're a tree stump, the point is no matter how severe of a penalty one may face for their involvement with drugs it doesn't stop them or deter them one bit.

      Wake up you bunch of dump trucks.

      There will always be those are willing to sacrifice their lives for something they are told they cannot have. This dates all the way back to the forbidden fruit, nothing will change ever.

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  17. Scoreboard Baby!

    Arrested 375 vs Affect on Meth Trade 0

    A big ass donut is how much this affected the Meth Trade at the current cost of at least a half a million dollars before litigation that will reach far beyond the multimillion-dollar mark.

    How long was there NO Meth available following this circus act? I'll tell you exactly how long, less time then it will take anyone to read this reply.

    Keep supporting the governments dog and pony show you pathetic sheep.

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    1. You actually raise an important point: certain mental aptitude should be required to vote.

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    2. Government involvement, price hikes, compadre monopolies, more addicts created to enhance the revenue, because the profit, driven legalized drug trafficking must be productive as a private enterprise, the government keeps out the smelly undesirables who just give the trades a bad name.

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