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DEA looking to hire company to burn South Texas marijuana

Posted at 1:12 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 14:24:26-04

The Drug Enforcement Administration is looking to hire a contractor to burn marijuana seized as evidence in Corpus Christi.

On online notice posted last week on the agency’s website states that the DEA needs someone to “destroy by incineration” evidence located in McAllen, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo and Eagle Pass.


The post specifies that evidence includes papers, cassette tapes, bulk marijuana, pharmaceuticals, and other incidental controlled substances.

Potential applicants must have an incinerator capable of processing at least 1,000 pounds of marijuana an hour for a minimum of eight hours a day.

The DEA says background checks and drug tests are required for all personnel involved in the incineration process, and the facility must have closed circuit cameras throughout to record the storage, processing and destruction of the evidence.

For more information on how to apply, click here.