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Scope of the Attorney General’s Authority to Assign Duties Under 21 U.S.C. § 878(a)(5)

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Under 21 U.S.C. § 878(a)(5), the Attorney General may authorize the Drug Enforcement Administration to investigate possible violations of federal law, even if those violations do not concern the narcotics laws.

Updated July 9, 2014