Drug Trafficking

Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics from its establishment in 1930 until his retirement in 1962, Harry Anslinger is the United States’ little known first drug czar. Anslinger was a profligate propagandist with a flair for demonizing racial and immigrant groups and perhaps best known for his zealous pursuit of harsh drug penalties and his particular animus for marijuana users.

But what made Anslinger who he was, and what cultural trends did he amplify and institutionalize? In her book, Assassin of Youth, Alexandra Chasin looks to answer those questions and explore Anslinger’s social, cultural, and political legacy.

Alexandra Chasin is associate professor of literary studies at Eugene Lang College, the New School. 

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The Orange County District Attorney, county sheriff, and various police chiefs announced Tuesday that eleven defendants have been charged with trafficking various drugs throughout the county.

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Federal agents intercepted 88 pounds of heroin destined for Vermont earlier this month and took a Guatemalan man into custody in the town of Manchester in southern Vermont.

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A Williamstown, Massachusetts man considered a leader of a heroin ring in Northern Berkshire County is being held on $300,000 bail following a most recent drug charge.

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Federal, state and local officials are working together to fight a rise in heroin and other drugs in Chittenden County.

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Some of the top federal law enforcement officials in Vermont say they are going to continue working with state and local police to fight trafficking of illegal narcotics that has led to levels of addiction in the city of Rutland that the local police chief called "mind boggling."