New DEA office will serve N.D., four other states

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The federal Drug Enforcement Administration is creating a new field division office that will serve North Dakota and four other states.

In a statement released today, the DEA says the Omaha Field Division Office will start operation July 8 and serve North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.

“This action converts the existing Omaha District Office into a division in an effort to enhance DEA enforcement efforts within the Great Plain states region and unify drug trafficking investigations under a single Special Agent in Charge,” said DEA Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson.

“DEA anticipates that this change will produce more effective investigations on methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl and prescription opioid trafficking, all of which have a significant impact on the region,” said DEA Omaha’s Special Agent in Charge Matthew R. Barden. 
 

You can read the full news release here.

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