David Epstein

Independent Journalist


Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By David Epstein

DateArticle NameLocation
12/21/15The Disillusionment of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Agentstheatlantic.com
For 14 months, the first thing Dave Herrod, a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, did every morning was boot up his laptop and begin tracking a 43-foot yacht with Dock Holiday painted on the stern. In the summer of 2005, the DEA had intercepted a conversation in which members of a Mexican drug cartel known as the Arellano FĂ©lix Organization discussed buying a yacht in California. Herrod and his colleagues studied the classified ads in yacht magazines and determined that the Dock Holiday was the boat t...