"Although we appreciate local citizens' willingness to offer their help, this is a complicated, large-scale government contract we're required by law to bid every few years, and there are usually only a handful of companies with the necessary facilities and resources to help us dispose of this material. While it makes for an interesting headline, the truth is far more prosaic - our agents working across the Houston Division make a huge number of great cases, and as a result, we seize a tremendous amount of illegal drugs. Arranging for the save and effective destruction of these drugs is just part of the job."The "complicated" portion of the job requirement refers to contractors having to incinerate items ranging from papers and cassette tapes to pharmaceuticals and, of course, weed. Contractors will also need to do their own employee background checks and drug tests (darn), and acknowledge that the DEA can conduct separate background checks on personnel.
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