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FOIA Agency Information

General Information

Drug Enforcement Administration
Agency within Department of Justice

The DEA's mission "is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets."

Where Suits are Filed

Status  Year  City 
Cases filed within: 7 days 30 days over 30 days
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Docket Number Filed Case Title

Request Backlogs and Processing Times

Most Recent Data, for the Month of March 2017
TrackPending CasesClosed Cases
All287 cases
average 96 days pending
183 cases
average 43 days to close
Simple68 cases
average 33 days pending
104 cases
average 27 days to close
Expedited0 cases
average 0 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close
Complex219 cases
average 116 days pending
79 cases
average 64 days to close


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