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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
TrackPending CasesClosed Cases
All308 cases
average 86 days pending
108 cases
average 65 days to close
Simple70 cases
average 23 days pending
73 cases
average 24 days to close
Expedited1 case
average 227 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close
Complex281 cases
average 138 days pending
120 cases
average 101 days to close


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