U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2011

    Government-Supplied Marijuana Cigarettes from Miami Are Lost in the Mail

    Mussika's missing medical marijuana.​Elvy Mussika is a former South Florida resident who uses medical marijuana -- grown and supplied directly by the federal government. As detailed in our October "Legalize It" issue, the government started a program in 1982 that supplied pre-rolled joints to pati ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Man Sold Cocaine to Federal Agents; Claimed It Was Heroin.

    Cocaine costs more at the Galleria!​The "war on drugs" is ludicrous, and everyone knows it. Seldom, however, do we have as clear evidence of its ludicrosity as that which appeared today in the Sun Sentinel. According to a story by Sofia Santana, an "international druck trafficker" named Rinat Agae ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Medical Examiner Joshua Perper's Son Arrested in Pill Mill Raid

    Agents raid a Fort Lauderdale pain clinic today near Broward General Medical Center. Inside see a picture of the line of customers at the clinic shot prior to the raid (photos by Cal Deal) ​The son of Broward County Medical Examiner Joshua Perper was arrested this mornin ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011
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    November 4, 2010
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    October 7, 2010
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    September 16, 2010

    Targeting Cancer Patients in Medication Scam: Is This Most Evil Plot Ever?

    FlickrUnless you see this badge, you're not dealing with the real DEA.​There may be no honor among thieves, but still it's shocking to hear that scammers would target a 55-year-old woman who's already cursed with cancer.According to a release by the Boynton Beach Police Department, the woman recei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Bondsman Gone Bad: More Tales of Extortion, Cocaine in Case of Manny Periu

    Periu​A short time ago, Manny Periu was one of Broward County's brashest bail bondsmen, as you can see in this Juice post from August 13. But documents in the felony case against Periu allege that he brokered $3,000 in cocaine deals with undercover federal agents.And now an ex-boss is telling the ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010
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    January 26, 2010

    Indictment against Alfaro Reveals Bizarre Details in Febonio Murder

    At least three dogs were involved in the Febonio murder saga.​ "You can't make this shit up," Palm Beach County Sheriff's Detective Sean Oliver must have muttered to himself at least once during the course of his two-year investigation into the murder of Stephen Febonio.Discovery documents made a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Parkland Grow House Raid Raises New Questions About Stephen Febonio's Murder

    Was Febonio's frozen body moved in and out of a Parkland grow house while DEA agents watched?​When the DEA raided a Parkland grow house at 7773 NW 124th Terrace on September 12, 2007 -- was Stephen Febonio's body crammed into a freezer in that very garage? Or had the freezer been moved out just da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Will McCollum's Grow House Law Increase Crime? The Case of Stephen Febonio

    Miami New TimesA South Florida grow house bust.​Lately, we've been looking at the case of Stephen Febonio: The man's body was recovered buried in a freezer at an abandoned Delray Beach marijuana grow house last March. Febonio was owed about $10,000 for some drywall he'd installed at another grow h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Sex on the Beach: Cops LOVE Going Undercover at Strip Clubs

    Photo: Courtesy Boynton Beach PoliceThe scene Friday night at Platinum​After DEA and a Boynton Beach Police SWAT team stormed into the Plantinum Showgirls nightclub on Friday night, it was a good bet that that was going to be the sexiest news story of the weekend. But with the FBI now hanging out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Morning Juice: Nobody Wants Oil or Feces in Their Backyard

    ​Let's scan the headlines for this Thursday morning:If you challenged Miramar resident Joe Otano to name one exceptional quality of living next door to  Ellie Boudreau, here's what he'd say: "What really makes it stand out is the throwing of feces over into my property -- human feces." [WPLG] ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    From Big Brother to the Big House

    I wonder if Big Brother winner and Delray Beach resident Adam Jasinski was dipping into his stash of pills prior to the interview above, 'cause he sure does look slightly skeeted to me. Oh, and Mr. Jasinski, you really aren't "smarter than you look" -- hence the $1 million in drug charges you now fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    West Palm Beach Man Arrested in Giant Drug Trafficking Ring

    ​Hopeton Joseph Reid, of West Palm Beach, was one of 16 men arrested in Texas last week in connection with what authorities are calling a "major drug ring" that allegedly moved tons of marijuana from Mexico across the U.S. A grand jury in Houston indicted all 16 individuals on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Fraud Expert From Fort Lauderdale Linked to Stanford Case

    Stanford​Thomas Cash, who lives in Fort Lauderdale but who for years has been the chairman of Kroll, Inc., the risk consulting firm in Miami, resigned from that position last week amid allegations that he helped mislead investors who sustained losses in the alleged Ponzi scheme for which Allen Sta ... More >>

  • News

    April 23, 2009
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    June 19, 2008

    Smoked Tuna in the Can

    He was the first big bust of the War on Drugs. That and two bits won't get you a cup of coffee.

  • News

    March 13, 2008

    The Muscle Men

    Inside the "Rejuvenation Centers" at the heart of the nation's largest illegal steroid and HGH operation

  • News

    February 21, 2008

    Just Say Uncle

    The DEA's "Twin Oceans" hooked a big fish, but can they reel it in?

  • News

    October 5, 2006

    Weed Wars

    Everyone loves Riviera Beach's special bud — except the potheads.

  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    Undercover of the Night

    Violent shootouts and dangerous love in Mann's visceral cop series update.

  • News

    October 20, 2005

    He Dunnit (No, He Dunnit!)

    Michael Ray Roberts has avoided serious prison time by ratting out his partners. So far.

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Finding Gary, Part 2

    A rogue FBI agent, tons of smuggled drugs, a wife in search of her husband's corpse

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    Cop, Judge, and Jury

    When Hollywood lawman Pete Salvo allegedly covered up a crime, Internal Affairs looked the other way

  • Culture

    June 2, 2005


    Capsule reviews of current area art exhibitions.

  • News

    February 3, 2005


    Hollywood police used a Bahamian Casanova to set up Valarie Curry

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    January 27, 2005

    Acid Again

    As LSD does a slow fade, a Fort Lauderdale researcher keeps the science trip going

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Second Spin

    DJ Gabriel Fain gets another chance to hit the big time

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2004
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    September 23, 2004

    Contra Campaign

    An Iran-Contra conspirator joins the Swift Boat crowd. It was bound to happen.

  • News

    January 22, 2004

    Missing Leg

    The cops tagged amputee Duane Brown as one of "America's Most Wanted," but now he's fighting back

  • News

    September 18, 2003

    The First Train to Clark-ville

    Lauderdale hosts a candidacy in its infancy

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    The Matrix: Unloaded

    Hank Asher's just the guy to set up a futuristic terrorist-tracking system, but the cops don't trust him

  • News

    September 4, 2003

    Fantasy Interrupted

    The X is gone, and the strippers have crooked teeth. Thank the war on drugs.

  • Film

    April 10, 2003

    Make My Daze

    Vin Diesel tries to be Clint Eastwood in A Man Apart, but leaves audiences feeling unlucky BY LUKE Y. THOMPSON

  • Film

    April 3, 2003

    Basic Straining

    Oh, look -- another bad John Travolta movie. How original.

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    His Shot at the Sheriff

    Lionel Stewart is honest, idealistic, and experienced. He doesn't stand a chance against the Jenne political machine.

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    I Want a New Drug

    Users call it G, Scoop, Goop, EZLay, Georgia Home Boy, or just plain old GHB. What's it like? Euphoric… and potentially deadly.

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Into Thin Air

    When Gary Weaver disappeared under mysterious circumstances, the authorities eventually gave up.
    His wife didn't.

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    Pirates Scuttled

    South Florida radio gets more homogenized following raids of unlicensed radio stations

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    July 22, 1999

    Requiem For a Diabetic

    A Fort Lauderdale man died an agonizing death in a Kingston jail. His son is suing the Jamaican government for $25million.

  • Calendar

    July 17, 1999
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    July 8, 1999
  • News

    May 6, 1999


    Battling cancer and investigating a botched federal investigation, mobster Vinnie Ciraolo is fighting to clear his name

  • News

    April 22, 1999

    Secrets and Crimes

    Four years after hed been convicted of murder in Belgium, Jean-FranCois Buslik was a pilot and a family man living quietly in North Palm Beach. Then justice came calling.

  • Best of BPB

    March 11, 1999
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    December 10, 1998
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    September 3, 1998

    I Think, Therefore I Scam

    America gave Franco Nicoletti opportunities and riches beyond belief. But it didn't give him a conscience.

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