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Presidential Determination: Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2017

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/09/12/presidential-determination-major-drug-transit-or-major-illicit-drug

Designates countries involved with drug trafficking or drug producing regardless of the efforts made by the government to curtail such activity.  Also covers challenges represented by heroin use, opium poppy cultivation, and cocaine/coca cultivation.  From the White House

 

Heroin Trafficking in the United States

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Mexico

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44599.pdf

Describes the source and extent of the problem and the efforts to counter the trafficking.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Utah v. Strieff

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Drug Trafficking,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/14-1373

5-3 Supreme Court decision that allows evidence uncovered after an “unconstitutional investigatory” stop by police to be used as evidence under some conditions.  The case involved a drug discovery after police stopped a car without adequate cause but found there was an outstanding traffic warrant on the driver.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University

 

2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Laws/Regulations,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2016/index.htm

In two volumes, with the first focused on Drug and Chemical Control, and the second on Money Laundering and Financial Crimes. Describes the efforts of key countries to attack all aspects of the drug trade. From the State Department

 

Drug Offenders in Federal Prison: Estimates of Characteristics Based on Linked Data

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Guns,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/dofp12.pdf

Presents a description of drug offenders in federal prison, including criminal history, demographics, gun involvement in the offense, and sentence imposed. Also examines characteristics by type of drug involved and discusses alternative methods for defining drug offenders. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Drug Offenders in Federal Prisons: Estimates of Characteristics Based on Linked Data

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/dofp12.pdf

Includes criminal history, demographics, gun involvement in their offense, and sentence imposed. Examines all characteristics by type of drug involved. Also discusses alternative methods for defining drug offenders. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Presidential Determination: Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Laws/Regulations,Treaties,United Nations

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/09/14/presidential-determination-major-drug-transit-or-major-illicit-drug

22 countries made the list for 2016 including many of the usual suspects such as Colombia, Mexico, and Afghanistan. Countries are placed on the list even if a government has carried out the strongest narcotics control measures due to the presence of large numbers of drugs originating or transiting through the country. From the White House

 

Rodriquez v. United States

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/13-9972

6-3 decision of the Supreme Court that absent reasonable suspicion, prolonged extension of a police traffic stop to allow a dog to sniff for illegal drugs violates the Constitution’s protection against unreasonable seizures.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University

 

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