The synthetic stimulant is a cousin of bath salt and has led to violent episodes and suicides.
Dotson says the credit can go mainly to the FBI for bringing resources together for the city of St. Louis.
A supervisory agent and a telecommunications specialist for the Drug Enforcement Administration were arrested Wednesday on charges they were running a strip club in New Jersey on the sly.
KMOX News has learned that at least four – and as many as 25 – city police officers are under investigation. Sources tell us the the probe is centered on whether officers were hired to provide protection for drug dealers.
Meth labs busts are down, as imports of the drug are rising
The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning parents to beware of the new attitude toward majiuana this school year. DEA special agent in charge in St. Louis Jim Shroba says the legalization of the drug in Colorado has had a ripple effect on youth culture.
Large amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana were allegedly shipped to St. Louis & elsewhere.
Last year, more than 16,000 pounds of unwanted prescriptions were willingly turned in to authorities, locally.
It was the second straight year of decline, but experts said it could just be a blip and it’s too early to tell if there’s a trend to explain the drop.
James Shroba of the DEA wrote to Westport Pharmaceuticals saying DEA chemists were able to make meth using Zephrex-D.