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Bethlehem company settles a 2nd time under agreement with DEA in chemicals case

A Bethlehem business has settled allegations it failed to notify the Drug Enforcement Administration about international shipments of certain chemicals that can be used to make illicit drugs.

Companies registered with the DEA are required to notify the agency when they import or export certain chemicals that can be used to make drugs. A company must notify the DEA of the shipments, the type of chemical, and the amount shipped, and then notify the agency after the delivery is complete.

In 2020, Ungerer & Company, a privately-owned company in the flavor and fragrance business, agreed to pay $450,000 to resolve allegations the company had imported and exported listed chemicals on a number of occasions, and failed to provide information to the DEA on the date and quantity actually imported and exported within 30 days after certain transactions.