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DEA Freedom of Information (FOIA)

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FOIA Contact:

Freedom of Information Operations Unit (SARO)
Drug Enforcement Administration
700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
(202) 307-7596

Conventional Reading Room:

Freedom of Information Section
Room W-7216
700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA

Electronic Reading Room:

The Electronic Reading Room includes frequently requested records, opinions, policy statements, and staff manuals/instructions to staff, created by the Drug Enforcement Administration on or after November 1, 1996. List of Major Information Systems.

Component Information:

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) enforces the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States by bringing to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those involved in the growth, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances in or destined for the illicit traffic in the United States. DEA maintains investigative and intelligence files of criminal activities related to illicit drug traffic and drug abuse, rosters and investigations of legitimate drug handlers, distributors and manufacturers, and records of controlled substance security investigations. It also keeps various records pertaining to the administration of DEA.

Publicly available information for which a FOIA request is not required:

Certain manuals, pamphlets on drugs and other DEA programs published by DEA's Office of Public Affairs, asset forfeiture advertisements and auction announcements; requests for reasons for the issuance of a telephone record subpoena made by the subject of the subpoena.

If interested in such information, please contact the office listed above.

DOJ Reference Guide

A comprehensive guide to the FOIA that serves as a handbook for obtaining information from the Department.

Special Information Required to Make a FOIA Request:


Publicly Available Information for Which FOIA Request is Not Required:


Multitrack Processing:

FOIA requests are placed in one of three tracks. Track one is for those requests which seek and receive expedited processing pursuant to subsection (a)(6)(E) of the FOIA. The second track is for those requests which do not involve voluminous record or lengthy consultations with other entities. Track three is for those requests which involve voluminous records and for which lengthy or numerous consultations are required, or those requests which may involve sensitive records.



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