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According to a Huffington Post review of internal DEA discipline logs, first uncovered by USA Today over the weekend, there have been at least 16 reported instances of employees failing random drug tests since 2010. While a number of these incidents were handled administratively, with a few people choosing to resign or retire amid the proceedings, none of the cases ended in an employee's outright firing. The agency punished most employees with short suspensions, sometimes as little as one or two days.
USA Today reporters Brad Heath and Meghan Hoyer found that, from 2010 through 2015, DEA employees have avoided getting fired despite serious violations of agency policy, including distribution of drugs, falsifying official records and having an “improper association with a criminal element.” And in the few cases in which administrators did recommend termination, the DEA's Board of Professional Conduct often reduced sanctions to suspensions or lower forms of discipline and even required the agency to rehire problem employees.
The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.
Funny how there is no proof the sub went down before they could remove the other 2 tons. YEAH RIGHT
Four men were taken into custody and the Coast Guard discovered 16,000 pounds of coc aine aboard. Six tons of coc aine were removed while two tons were left on the sub to help balance it as the Stratton tried to tow it to shore.
originally posted by: jjkenobi
One failed drug test and they should fire someone? Sure why not! Then then can go on welfare where everyone gets up in arms if they even mention drug testing someone.
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: FamCore
Iran Contra believe this FamCore, are you saying the US government alphabet agencies have a "do as I say - not as I do" ethic?
Say it isn't so!!
"Yeah but, in order to catch the bad bad druggie dealers, our agents have to go undercover, which includes partaking in substance abuse"
From 2010 through 2015, HuffPost found 62 instances of an employee losing or stealing a firearm; more than 30 violations for driving while intoxicated, including four while driving a government-owned vehicle and one that involved a hit-and-run; two occasions in which employees deprived individuals of their civil rights; nine instances of employees losing or stealing drug evidence; 10 cases in which agents lost or stole a defendant's property; four violations for committing fraud against the government, two of which were punished by a letter of caution; and two more general violations of DEA policy on drug use. The DEA didn't fire anyone as a direct result of these actions.