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Operation Wildfire

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Agents seized "209 pounds of methamphetamines, 201,035 tablets of pseudoephedrine, 158 kilograms of pseudoephedrine powder and 224,860 tablets of ephedrine" during "Operation Wildfire," the "largest nationally coordinated law enforcement initiative" to date, DEA announces Aug. 30. Wildfire was "designed to target all levels of the methamphetamine manufacturing and distribution chain" in the U.S. and involved authorities in more than 200 cities. Most of the pseudoephedrine was bought from "mom and pop" stores and pharmacies, and represented a combination of dosage forms, DEA said. The initiative closely follows the White House's announcement of a meth strategy that supports national pseudoephedrine purchase limits, but not behind-the-counter sale (1"The Tan Sheet," Aug. 22, 2005, p. 4)...

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