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The Museum Collection
A picture of the first DEA training class. Green platform shoes. Programs on drug smuggling. With more than 5,000 objects, 40,000 photographs, and an online video archive, the Museum’s collection brings the history of drug law enforcement to life.
No matter how big or small, every artifact tells a story. While only a fraction of the objects and images in the Museum's collection, these eye-catching artifacts capture significant moments in the history of drugs and drug law enforcement.
A DEA special agent wore these shoes during an undercover investigation of a cocaine ring in the 1970s.
Credentials issued in 1944 to Robert S. O'Brien, Agent, Federal Bureau of Narcotics.
Explore the Collection
From hundred-year-old medicine bottles to a seized Harley-Davidson motorcycle, the Museum’s collection is a trove of artifacts and images that chronicle DEA’s past and the history of drug use in the United States. Click here to examine notable artifacts and more.
The Museum hosts a variety of programs and events that captivate domestic and international audiences. Artifact talks, memorials, and interviews with special guests are only some of the videos you can explore in this interactive archive.
In this episode of “Stories from the Collection,” the DEA Museum highlights the life mask of notorious drug trafficker Pablo Escobar.
In this episode of “Stories from the Collection,” the DEA Museum shares the meaning and history behind a folk saint of death: la Santa Muerte.
In this episode of “Stories from the Collection,” the DEA Museum spotlights a Vin Mariani bottle, which once contained the most popular coca wine in the world.