U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    No Arrests Yet, But The DEA Did Raid Local Rapper Dorrough's Home Yesterday Morning

    Dorrough​In Dorrough's words, his day yesterday "started off fucked up." But that's just how things tend to go when your home earns an unannounced visit from the Drug Enforcement Agency.Yesterday morning, a group of DEA agents raided the Dallas rapper's home on suspicions of drug trafficking. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Head of Pot Distribution "Conspiracy" That Included Ex-Cowboy Gets 24 Years in Prison

    University of Notre DameBob Davie, then coach at Notre Dame, with a freshman Kurt Vollers back in '97 ​In April 2009, John Patrick Newton was arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration agents for growing, storing and selling marijuana out of an apartment on N. MacArthur Boulevard inIrving. Said t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Four Months After DEA's "Operation Greedy Grove" Drugs and Gang Sweep, a Guilty Plea

    ​Back in September, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it had arrested several alleged members of "violent local street gangs," which included the Highland Hills Posse and the NFL Boyz. Among those snapped up during "Operation Greedy Grove" was 31-year-old Ronald Alexander, otherwi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Complete the Streets! And Sell Executive Airport While Yer At It! A Liveblog In Progress.

    A Downtown Dallas 360 rendering, which also graces today's Complete Streets briefing. Because they are, you see, related. Very.​Afternoon, Friends. Thanks for tuning into today's liveblog of the Transportation and Environment Committee meeting up here in City Hall, during which we'll hear about pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Five Plead Guilty to Running "Elaborate," Expensive Pot-Growing Op in Northwest Dallas

    ​This just in from the U.S. Attorney General's Office: From the summer of '05 till December '08, five locals were running out of three Northwest Dallas houses an "elaborate marijuana growing operation" that was eventually busted up by the Drug Enforcement Agency. They had three houses -- one each ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Six Months After La Familia Bust, Dallas Boss Pleads Guilty to Meth Trafficking

    Kimberly ThorpeSome of the drugs and money seized by law-enforcement officials in the fall of 2009​We were there in October of last year, when the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, the I.R.S., the U.S. Secret Service and Texas Air National Guard -- and every other law-enforcing acronym -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    When the DEA Busted Up La Familia, They Hauled In Plenty of Guns, Drugs and Dough

    Photos by Kimberly Thorpe​You're looking at 220 pounds of methamphetamine, 4.5 kilos of cocaine and $660,000 in cash; there was also quite the assortment of machine guns hauled in. The whole stash was seized in North Texas yesterday from more than 80 members of a violent Mexican drug cartel known ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    After Four Years as U.S. Attorney, Richard Roper Has Left the Balcony

    First he leaves At the Movies; now, he's no longer the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. As of tomorrow, Richard Roper's back in the private sector, working for Thompson & Knight, after four years spent as U.S. Attorney. Course, this was inevitable: Barack Obama will pick a new p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008
  • News

    February 14, 2008

    Texas' Peyote Hunters Struggle to Find a Vanishing, Holy Crop

    Harvesting peyote is legal for only three people, and all of them live in Texas

  • News

    January 3, 2008

    Dallas Flashes Back to 1997

    A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?

  • News

    October 4, 2007

    Family Shattered After Oscar Sanchez's Murder

    Sanchez's family thought they'd left the lawlessness of Mexico behind. But somehow it caught up with them.

  • News

    August 30, 2007
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    August 23, 2007

    Weed Killers

    DEA agents see Mexican cartels behind huge pot farms here

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Denton Calling

    Rubber Gloves has survived a decade of decadence

  • News

    March 8, 2007

    House of Death

    A dozen men were tortured, killed and buried in a small house in Juarez. Three years later, the U.S. government is still trying to cover up what happened.

  • News

    March 1, 2007
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    February 22, 2007

    Bad Mojo

    Evil spirits walk in the criminal world

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2006
  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    Undercover of the Night

    Violent shoot-outs and dangerous love in Mann's visceral cop-series update

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006
  • News

    October 13, 2005

    The Other Farmers Market

    Local marijuana growers cash inon well-heeled tokers' love of fine weed

  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Generation Rx

    Adrift in a sea of psychotropic pharmacology, it's easy for a kid to drown.

  • News

    April 1, 2004
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    January 15, 2004

    Smoke From DPD

    It ain't because they're electing a pope

  • News

    January 8, 2004
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    January 1, 2004
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    December 25, 2003

    Moby DEA

    Call me Ishmael. Just give me the damn audit!

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Fake Justice

    What you get when a fake panel investigates fake drugs

  • News

    December 4, 2003

    Small Fish

    Now let's look for the real villains in fake drugs

  • News

    July 3, 2003

    Heavy Traffic

    Border drug lords get rich while attorney Mike Barclay gets worn out defending the poor smugglers

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Dirty or Duped?

    Who's to blame for the fake-drug scandal rocking Dallas police? Virtually everyone.

  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Radio Haze

    Rick Day's plans for a pro-pot radio show evaporate

  • News

    March 22, 2001

    Joint Effort

    "Aging hippies" team with the desperately ill and one lawmaker to fight for medical marijuana in Texas. Is that just a smoke screen?

  • Film

    January 4, 2001

    American High

    With Traffic, Steven Soderbergh takes on the unwinnable drug war

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    The Agony And The Ecstasy

    Until his arrest, Sandy Pofahl was the king of Dallas' '80s ecstacy scene. Then why did he serve only four years while his "blindly loyal" wife, Amy, was sentenced to 24? Because she asked for it.

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    The Enforcer

    Baylor grad Keith Bishop played in three Superbowls. Ten years later, he's become a star again -- this time, by fighting Dallas drug dealers.

  • Culture

    May 25, 2000

    Wide awake

    DTC keeps your eyes open throughout the jarring Dreamlandia

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Sex, drugs, and city council

    Federal court records reveal the connection between city council ethics and dry-humping

  • News

    September 23, 1999


    How can we miss you...; And take Julio with you; Penny pinchers; Bad timing; Turnabout is fair play

  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Blood Vow

    When investigators uncovered the bodies of a Dallas mother and her young son in a makeshift Oklahoma grave, FBI agent Tase Bailey swore to bring the killer to justice

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Bad trip

    As anguished Plano watched heroin pick off its children one by one, a cry went up for police to do anything to stop the deadly plague. Months later, some parents say they went too far.

  • News

    August 7, 1997
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    July 24, 1997
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    July 10, 1997


    Julio Mercado is Dallas' brand-new DEA boss, and he's inherited kilos of trouble. His city is about to be declared a drug disaster zone, but all his narcs seem to care about is snitching on each other.

  • Film

    June 5, 1997

    Air disaster

    Bruckheimer production comes complete with all his Con-temptible traits

  • News

    June 20, 1996

    Hoping for the worst

    Defense lawyers itch for a health-care fraud bonanza

  • News

    May 4, 1995

    True believers

    After Oklahoma City, angry white men gather at a Dallas motel

  • News

    March 2, 1995

    Bad Company

    Drugs from Bolivia. Cash to Panama. Arms to Nicaragua. Bo Abbott says the CIA called - and he delivered.

  • News

    January 26, 1995
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