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Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice

Contact Information

Mailstop: (AES)
2401 Jefferson Davis Highway

Alexandria, VA 22301

1-800-882-9539 (Voice - Toll-free)
202-307-1000 (Voice)

Internet Resources


The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was created in 1973, as the consolidation of several other Federal agencies, to enforce the Controlled Substance Act of 1970. The DEA strives to eliminate drug trafficking by limiting the availability of controlled substances, stopping the smuggling of illegal substances, educating the public about the dangers of drug abuse, and arresting and prosecuting offenders.


The DEA publishes pamphlets and booklets on illegal drugs, symptoms of drug abuse, and the history of Federal drug enforcement.


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Date Entered: 6/1/1997
Date Edited: 3/6/2013
Date Revised: 8/2/2004
Health Referral Number: HR1758
Accession Number: DP91A0490

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