Drug Enforcement Administration BY: REagan GOnzalez

Chuck Rosenberg is the leader of the DEA. He was born September 10th, 1960. He is a former federal prosecutor and the acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration. He was appointed in May 2015 following the resignation of Michele Leonhart.

Chuck Rosenberg

The website for this agency is: https://www.dea.gov/index.shtml

The Drug Enforcement Administration was founded on July 1st, 1973.

In 1973, President Richard Nixon created the Drug Enforcement Agency through an executive order that established a centralized command structure to combat "an all-out global war on the drug menace."


The Drug Enforcement Administration, is the leading law enforcement agency responsible for preventing the distribution of illegal narcotics in the United States. The DEA is one of many federal law enforcement agencies operating under the supervision of the Department of Justice. The DEA investigates drug operations within the U.S., and also investigates international drug operations when those operations affect or infiltrate the U.S. For example, DEA agents work closely with Border Patrol and Customs Enforcement agents in order to intercept illegal drugs being brought into the U.S.

There is an ongoing black market for drugs all the time. The DEA is trying to prevent this by catching and arresting people. They are addressing market failures by going undercover to catch criminals selling or participating in drug related things and arresting and prosecuting them.

The DEA is facing problems with marijuana. It has now become legal in some states so it is always hard to press charges in some cases. They decided though that marijuana will remain a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act. Substances in Schedule 1 are determined by the Food and Drug Administration to have no medical use. States that allow marijuana for medical use or legalize recreational use remain in defiance of federal law.


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