Code Race

I American Indian or Alaskan Native - a person. , having origins in any of the original peoples, of the Americas and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliations or community recognition. A Asian or Pacific Islander - person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent or the Pacific Islands. B Black - A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. W White - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa or the Middle East. U Unknown

Hispanics should be entered with the race code most closely representing the individual.

C. Where a DEA Form 6 includes a lengthy list of names, only some of which are to be indexed (e.g.,) subscriber information from toll records), mark it for indexing as if it were a non-DEA report (see A above).

D. Once a NADDIS record has been created, then additional information on the person will be added by AMRI as subsequent reports are received. Subsequent DEA Form 6's need only include -the name and NADDIS number in the Indexing Section.

E. To correct personal data in a NADDIS record, submit a DEA Form 202 to AMRI prepared as follows:

2. Enter "NADDIS CORRECTION" in item 3.

3. Enter the correction to be made in the appropriate item.

4. Enter any explanation necessary in item 59.

F. Duplicate NADDIS records on the same individual may be corrected by including both NADDIS numbers after the name in the Indexing Section of the DEA Form 6, plus the notation "(Duplicate Records)."


A. Program codes serve the function of identifying various case and/or general files that relate to the same subject. They will only be assigned to subjects of significant, multi-jurisdictional interest (e.g., Kingpins, Special Enforcement Programs, Special Enforcement Operations, etc.).

B. All Program Codes will be assigned by Headquarters (OMG), upon written request by a Headquarters program office. OMG. will assign a six character code to the subject, and enter it in the CAST record of all cases identified in the request.

C. Once assigned to a file, all subsequent correspondence under this file must be identified with this program code (eg., DEA-6s, 7s, 202s, 210s, 352s, 453s, etc.). Do not report more than a single program code for this file on any of this correspondence-

D. A program code may not be assigned to a file not included in the original request without the approval of the appropriate Headquarters program office. Upon approval, the program office will notify OMG, which will update the CAST record for that file.


6235.1 USE. The DEA Form 6 is a general purpose form used to report investigative activities and intelligence information to DEA investigative files. The following instructions will suffice for most reporting situations. Special reporting situations are covered in the topical chapters as appropriate.

NOTE: A teletype may be used in lieu of a DEA Form 6 in time sensitive situations, or to request action by another office, or to report the results of such action. However, the teletype must include all relevant detail normally found in the DEA-6, including either an indexing section or a "(V)" in parenthesis after each name to be indexed, and the NADDIS number or " (NADDIS UNK)M after the (V). It should be routed to the same parties as the DEA Form 6 (Headquarters distribution must include AMRI and the appropriate Operations section/office). The agent who prepared the teletype must sign and date the return copy at the bottom. The signed return copy will be retained in the office case file.


A. Item 1: Program Code: This block will only be used for special.Headquarters-approved activities. See 6234.

B. Item 2: Cross File/Related File: Enter the number of any files (general or case) which contain information having a bearing on the file to which the DEA Form 6 is being written.

Indicate crossfiling (i.e., where a copy of the DEA Form 6 is to be placed in the related file) by checking the appropriate box. Generally, crossfiling should be limited to informant debriefing reports (where an informant may provide information pertinent to several files), or for entry into program general files, and crossfiling instructions apply only to the originating office file. Closed cases may be listed as related files, but reports cannot be crossfiled to them.

When a case has been referred from another agency, enter that agency's case number as a related file.

C.. Item 3: File Number: Enter the appropriate case or general file number. Also enter, in parenthesis, the number of the preparing enforcement group (if appropriate to the office).

D. Item 4: G-DEP Identifier: Self-explanatory.

E. Item 5: Report By and At: Enter the name of the preparing agent and the city where the report is prepared.

F. Item 6: File Title: Self-explanatory.

2. Action Requested By: Check this block when requesting action from/another office. Enter the specific office being requested, and be sure to indicate the specific action requested

in the report narrative. When requesting action from Headquarters, indicate the specific office by symbol.

3. Requested Action Completed: Check this box when responding to a request from another office. If further investigative efforts are to be made, be sure to indicate this in the report narrative.

H. Item 8: Date Prepared. Enter the date the report is dictated or drafted.

I. Item 9: Other Officers. Enter the names of all other officers who participated in the activity being reported, including officers of other agencies. If the space provided is not sufficient to list all names, complete the list at the end of the Details section in a paragraph captioned Other Officers -(Continued).

J. Item 10: Report RE: Enter a brief subject or title.for the contents of the report (e.g.. Purchase of Exhibit 1, Report of Arrest, Request for Telephone Toll Check, etc.).

K. Item 11: Report Narrative: The narrative will be written in the third person. The Continuation Sheet, DEA Form 6a, will be used for reports which are longer than one page. The body, of the report will normally be divided into four sections: Synopsis, Details, Custody of Evidence, and Indexing.

1. Synopsis. If the report exceeds two pages, the first paragraph will be a synopsis. This will be a concise statement of the results being reported. The paragraph will be captioned "SYNOPSIS" in capital letters and underlined; it will not be numbered.

2. Details. The first section, if the report is less than two pages, or the second section, if the report is longer than two pages, will be captioned "DETAILS" in capital letters and underlined. Each paragraph in the details section will be consecutively numbered. If the report is being prepared in response to a request for information provided in another DEA Form 6, reference that DEA Form 6 in the first paragraph of the details section.

3. Custody of Evidence. If acquisition of evidence is being reported, a section captioned "CUSTODY OF EVIDENCE" in capital letters and underlined will be included. The chain of custody for each exhibit, drug and nondrug, will be recorded from the time of acquisition to the time of submission to the laboratory or evidence custodian. Each exhibit will be documented in separate paragraphs which are consecutively numbered beginning with number "1". It is not necessary to describe the evidence in this section;^ the complete description of each exhibit will be

reported on the DEA Form 7 or 7a. All references to the weight of drug evidence will indicate the gross weight (see Section 6662.23).

4.- The next section will be entitled "INDEXING SECTION." in capital letters and underlined. List the names and identifying data of all individuals to be indexed, numbering each consecutively. Do not continue the sequential numbering from the previous sections. For ease of retrieval it is suggested"that when a DEA-6 exceeds ten pages, or has more than eight names to index, that the report writer enumerate in the indexing section those paragraphs in which that individual is mentioned; i.e., SMITH, JOE NADDIS 246810 (other information if any) para 2,7,11,12.

L. Item 12: Distribution. Enter the office designator. (Appendix G) of each domestic and foreign office which is to receive, copies of the report. The "Other" section of the distribution block will be used to indicate distribution made to other agencies. If a report is sent to another office.for informational purposes only, enter "Info Only" next to the office name.

M. Item 13: Signature. The preparing agent will sign the report and enter the signed date in the space to the right of the signature.

N. Item 14: Approved. Type the name and title of the approving supervisor. The supervisor will sign the report and enter the date approved in the space to the right of his signature. ,

These dates should not be typed. The carbon imprint of the signature will suffice on the copies. Name stamps may be used on the other copies. Reproduced copies, if necessary, should be made from the original.


A. The DEA Form 6 (and 6a) is a six-part manifold form which will be distributed as follows:

Original: The original will be the prosecution copy and will be presented to the United States Attorney in accordance with 6214.23. If the DEA Form 6 is in response to a request from another office, this copy plus one extra copy will be sent to the requesting office.

1st copy: Forward directly to AMRI for indexing and filing.

3rd copy: For the originating office file.

5th copy: Forward directly to the appropriate Operations section/office.

93-5A AGENTS MANUAL 08/12/93


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