DEA Needs Warrants To Get Drug Records, Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (February 12, 2014, 4:09 PM EST) -- An Oregon federal judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration must obtain warrants before accessing confidential prescription drug records in an Oregon database, saying the use of administrative subpoenas to obtain such information would violate the Fourth Amendment.

U.S. District Judge Ancer L. Haggerty granted summary judgment to the American Civil Liberties Union, which said in a Wednesday statement that it was the first time a court decided that law enforcement officials have to get a probable cause warrant to access confidential prescription records...
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Case Information

Case Title

Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program v. United States Drug Enforcement Administration

Case Number




Nature of Suit

Constitutional - State Statute


Ancer L. Haggerty

Date Filed

November 9, 2012


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