Stories from the Collection: Opium Order Form

In this episode of “Stories from the Collection,” the DEA Museum examines how the U.S. Treasury Department enforced narcotics regulations in the early 20th century. Decades before DEA’s founding, Congress passed the Harrison Narcotics Act in 1914, which required narcotics manufacturers, sellers, and distributors to register with the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Learn how federal drug law enforcement began and what an order form in the Museum’s collection reveals about the period.

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