Dedicated DEA tactical diversion
squads composed of federal, state and local agencies have been deployed across the country.
On Wednesday, members of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration's Worcester Tactical Diversion
Squad and Southbridge police searched Mr.
In the last 3 years, the DEA's Tactical Diversion
Squads have increased from 37 to 66, and the agency has been applying its stiffest penalty--an immediate suspension order--in a judicious manner, according to Mr.
It was investigated by DEA's Tactical Diversion
Squad, Concord Police and the Worcester County Sheriff's Department.
The investigation involved the Police Department's gang, vice and anti-crime units, the local DEA Tactical Diversion
Squad, the Maine DEA office, Holden and Webster police, and state police detectives assigned to the Worcester district attorney's office.
Drug Enforcement Administration Tactical Diversion
Squad, said the investigation was launched following the arrest 10 months ago of Richard A.
Keller sold 48 of the pills for $2,500 in May, according to Officer O'Malley, a member of the Tactical Diversion
Squad involved in prescription drug investigations.