U.S. Justice Dept will review new law's impact on DEA powers: official

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 11:00 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Tuesday he was very concerned about a report that said new legislation has undermined the Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to crack down on opioid dealers and said the Justice Department would review the law.

"I'm very concerned about it," Rosenstein said at a news conference when asked if he believed the law should be repealed. "We're going to review it. I'm not prepared to answer that question right now but we are going to look into those issues."

(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)