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DEA Employees Fail Drug Tests, Shockingly Face No Serious Consequences

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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 08:18 AM
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(Not my title - from a Huffington Post article)

Also, internal investigations showing incidents where DEA employees were found to be violating other very serious agency policies (i.e. DISTRIBUTING narcotics), but weren't fired. Below:

www.huffingtonpost.com...

16 drug-screening failures since 2010, none of which resulted in firing:


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.


The article discussed the DEA's failure to enforce their own policies and some prime examples of just how corrupt this is. For example:




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.


DEA agents violating policy (and state and federal law) by distributing drugs, falsifying records, and being inappropriately involved in the criminal element ( DEA HOSTS Sex Parties with Cartel ). And these agents often times aren't fired, or may be encouraged to be rehired by the "Board of Professional Conduct"!? Are you serious? What the hell kind of Board is that? Doesn't sound like they're doing their job anyway...

They're supposed to set the example.

I'm just going to leave this here:


DEA Mission Statement:


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.

www.dea.gov...

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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 08:24 AM
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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"
edit on 30-9-2015 by Sublimecraft because: ....and other such "excuses" as to why they still have their jobs.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 08:36 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

Who cares?
They run guns - they run drugs and protect cartel interests.
Now we know they also do drugs, what are we going to do about it?
We haven't done anything about everything else
In a couple of days this will be forgotten.

-Toy the Bear



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 08:41 AM
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When you say failed drugs test, do you mean they didn't carry enough over the border in the alloted time? Targets are increasingly more difficult to achieve these days.....



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 08:43 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

It's essentially the same issue as the ATF's and the Fast and Furious scandal. Alphabet agencies demonstrating that they can't be trusted with their job and that in fact much of the time, they do more harm than good.

"I'm sure they would never try to profit off of the illegal substances they are supposed to be taking off the streets.
No way!"





posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: rossacus

touche'. It does seem that the Coast Guard is picking up some of the extra weight (remember that submarine that "capsized" with 4,000 pounds of coke on it a few months ago, but the video footage stopped before the submarine ever "sank")

Link to CNN article not working but it is (without the spaces): www.... cnn. com/2015/08/06/ us/ 12000-pounds-of-coc aine-seized/


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.
Funny how there is no proof the sub went down before they could remove the other 2 tons. YEAH RIGHT
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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 08:49 AM
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16 failed drug tests in 5 years for an agency the size of the Dea actually sounds rather impressive.
Maybe they don't do a very good job of testing.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

American Dad summed up the nature of shady dealings in this delightful singalong...



youtube

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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I thought the same thing - but honestly, if you work at the DEA and you are walking into a drug test knowing you're going to fail, you must be prettty confident in your job security.

And the details about lack of firings after finding out employees were distributing drugs and were "too involved with the criminal element"... to me that was the real meat of the story



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 09:02 AM
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That's because cops and other government agencies are their own gang.
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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 09:05 AM
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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.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 09:06 AM
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hell. They probably get disciplined for NOT parktaking in the coc aine with their cartel allies.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 09:13 AM
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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.


Yup.

They should get to arrest people for taking drugs while taking drugs.

Seems fair.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 09:45 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

Sounds like a fun place to work at... Might apply.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 10:01 AM
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a reply to: rossacus



On a serious note....I doubt there are many large companies or Government agencies that don't have some naughty people and 16 in 5 yrs isn't a huge number



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: deckdel

Well if they piss test all new hires, and you use any type of illicit drugs, I would suggest getting a flush kit. They might be so inclined to not hire you. Previous to this article's publication they would've looked the other way



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 02:25 PM
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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"


They are government employees. They are above the law. This happens all over.

It's like the ones in the government agency tasked with making sure that spending was accountable and not wasteful who made rap videos bragging about their expensive stuff and government junkets on the tax payer dime. If they're doing that for THEIR agency, then how do we know they're making sure all the other agencies are accountable in their spending?

Or how about all those VA officials from the recent scandal? Not a one was fired or lost any pay or benefits. They all just got shuffled off to new posts.

Government work is forever and unaccountable once you're in.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 02:50 PM
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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.


Multiply those numbers by at least 9 or 10 times to get reality. I am probably under estimating.

Only 10 cases of stealing a defendant's property and 2 civil rights violations. Right....



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 03:02 PM
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If you research Rick Ross(The real Rick Ross not that rapper fool using his name for profit) It becomes very clear the CIA, DEA, ATF, FBI, etc. All dabble in the illegal drug/gun trade as well as use drugs on a personal level, and have been doing so for years.

Just goes to show how fruitless an endeavour the drug war really is. When the authorities are the biggest dealers and junkies around!

The FBI has been thinking about reversing their stance on smoking cannabis.
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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 03:04 PM
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You can't have a profitable war on drugs if you don't play BOTH sides. Arms dealers do it all the time, it's all about profit and control of the market to ensure future profit.



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