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Defendants Efrain Antonio Campos Flores (center left) and Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas (center right), as depicted in federal court in New York on Thursday, were sentenced to 18 years in prison on drug conspiracy charges. Elizabeth Williams/AP hide caption

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An advocacy group says a move at the Drug Enforcement Administration to hire prosecutors is another signal of how the Justice Department is changing under Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A police officer holds a bag of heroin that was confiscated as evidence in Gloucester, Mass., in March. Massachusetts is one of 38 states that allow civil commitment for substance abuse. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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A Twist On 'Involuntary Commitment': Some Heroin Users Request It

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Kratom, seen in capsule form here, has been under review by the Drug Enforcement Administration for possible restriction. Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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The federal government is moving to crack down on kratom, which some people use for chronic pain and to lessen cravings for opioids and alcohol. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Kratom Advocates Speak Out Against Proposed Government Ban

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'We're Losing 43,000 People Each Year': DEA Chief Focuses On Overdoses

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A Bulgarian border policeman stands near a barbed wire wall on the border with Turkey in July 2014. Experts believe that about two-thirds of the heroin that enters Europe comes through Bulgaria, and that a third of that moves on to the United States. Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bulgaria Steps Up Efforts Against Drug Trafficking Across Its Borders

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Justice Department Moves To Further Rein In Racial Profiling

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Hydrocodone, sold as Vicodin and other brand names, may face tighter restrictions on prescribing and use. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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