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National Narcotics Act

The National Narcotics Act of 1984 (PL 98–473, Section VIII) created the National Drug Enforcement Policy Board (NDEPB), which coordinated national drug enforcement policy for a period of four years until the creation of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in 1988. The NDEPB concept emerged from Congress as compromise proposal after the pocket veto of HR 3963, an omnibus crime bill that, among other things, called for the establishment of an Office of Director of National and International Drug Operations and Policy. This office would have replaced the Office for Drug Abuse Law Enforcement (ODALE) of the Department of Justice, which then directed illegal drug supply reduction activities, coordinating with the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention (SAODAP), which was charged ...

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