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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is the only federal agency with a single mission dedicated to drug law enforcement. With unique operational and intelligence capabilities, DEA staff identify, investigate, disrupt and dismantle major drug trafficking organizations, remove drugs and violent criminals from communities, and fight the diversion of illegal drugs. For more information, visit www.dea.gov.

Meet some of the DEA staff and read what they say about teens and drugs.

Special Agents are a select group of men and women from diverse backgrounds who enforce the controlled substance laws by conducting complex criminal investigations, working undercover, carrying out financial investigations, arresting violators, confiscating illegal drugs and more. Some combine this work with providing drug prevention education to youth in their community.

Public Information Officers provide information to the news about DEA to the media and general public as required by law according to the standards of their profession.

Meet Some of the Staff

Featured Articles

  • National Take Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. 
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  • The teen years are often a time to explore and learn more about themselves as they approach adulthood. Often, this involves experimenting and testing their boundaries. The desire to do something new or risky is a normal part of teen development.