Tag: DEA

13,000 Pot Plants Seized at Butler Creek

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, August 27, 2013 – In the predawn hours of August 22, the Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team conducted an eradication operation near Butler Creek, about four miles west of the Big Bear Lake Dam. With assistance from the U.S. Forest Service, the DEA and the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting, investigators seized nearly 13,000 mature plants. The water source was Butler Creek, which had been dammed to pool the water and feed into irrigation tubes. No suspects have been identified, but camping equipment and an abundance of trash provided evidence that they had been living near the crop. They had also done extensive clearing, causing irreversible damage to the forest. Sheriff John McMahon called the destruction of natural resources for financial gain “unacceptable.” Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Narcotics Division at (909) 890-4840.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at...

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Third Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 24, 2011, noon – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station on Saturday, October 29th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.   This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.   According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will have nine stations participating with the collection of these unused prescription medications. They will be open on Saturday, October 29th, from 10:00am until 2:00pm and no appointment is necessary. The Sheriff’s Department encourages every citizen to look in their homes for any old, unused prescription medication and bring them to the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at 477 Summit Boulevard in Big Bear Lake Saturday between 10am and 2pm. If you have any questions, call the Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division at 909-387-3700. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31129.mp3|titles=Drug take back...

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Second Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 12,2011, 4:00pm – The Drug Enforcement Administration and government, community, public health and law enforcement partners will again be offering the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.  On Saturday, April 30th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., DEA and its partners will hold their second National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at sites throughout Southern California.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. The initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. The 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicates that rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high—more Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, and heroin combined. The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at 477 Summit Boulevard in Big Bear Lake will participate with the collection of these unused prescription medications.   They will be open on Saturday, April 30th, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and no appointment is necessary. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30613.mp3|titles=Drug Take Back...

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