Freedom of Information (FOIA)
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of Information Operations Unit (SARO)
Drug Enforcement Administration
700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
of Information Section
700 Army Navy Drive
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.
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.
information for which a FOIA request is not required:
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.
in such information, please contact the office listed above.
guide to the FOIA that serves as a handbook for obtaining information
from the Department.
Required to Make a FOIA Request:
Information for Which FOIA Request is Not Required:
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.