Head of DEA lobbying Senator about our illegal street drugs?

I wonder how many tens of thousands of email, calls, faxes a Senator would have to receive from constituents to nullify a one-on-one visit from the head of the DEA?

DEA Administrator Briefs Senator Collins on Illegal Chinese Marijuana Operations, Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic, and Increase of Meth Use in Maine


Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Senator Susan Collins received a briefing from Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Anne Milgram on efforts to address illegal Chinese marijuana operations, combat the opioid epidemic, and fight the rise of crystal meth use in Maine.

“No community is immune from the opioid epidemic, and I commend the men and women of the DEA for their work to combat illicit opioid trafficking and distribution. While we continue to target deadly opioids, we must not lose sight of the need to protect our communities from other emerging threats. The significant increase of crystal meth seizures in Maine – from 3 kilograms in 2021 to 72 kilograms in 2022 – is incredibly shocking,” said Senator Collins. “Administrator Milgram and I also discussed the recent reporting on the illegal Chinese marijuana growing operations in Maine and the potential harm they pose to our public health and national security. We must put an end to these criminal enterprises that are flooding our State and infiltrating our rural communities. I will continue to push the Department of Justice, including the DEA, to work with state and local law enforcement and shut down these illegal operations.”

In August, Senator Collins and the Maine Delegation wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting information on what the Department of Justice is doing to shut down these illegal Chinese marijuana growing operations. Following an investigation by Maine Wire that uncovered more than 100 foreign-owned drug houses throughout rural Maine earlier this month, Senator Collins renewed her call for federal action.

3 Responses

  1. The use of conformation bias for political points! The DEA after 40 years and things are worse than ever! The DEA cannot solve this overdose death issue, but national security can do 100% better than arresting people mainly after the chemicals are here! Addiction treatment as a solution after it’s use for over 100 years is as effective as the success data it doesn’t have!

  2. I think we should request a clarification from the outlet on this article. They need to clarify that she meant “continue to target PRESCRIPTION opioids” since somebody might read that and mistake it to mean illicit fentanyl and such.

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