Pubdate: Thu, 30 Jan 2003
Source: Associated Press (Wire)
Copyright: 2003 Associated Press
Author: Associated Press
Bookmark: (Hutchinson, Asa)


WASHINGTON -- Special Agent John Brown III has been appointed acting 
administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Brown, who most recently has been serving as DEA deputy administrator, 
takes over the reigns from Asa Hutchinson, who was appointed undersecretary 
of Transportation and Border Security at the Department of Homeland Security.

Brown has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience.

Brown began his law enforcement career in 1969 as an officer in the 
Brockport, New York Police Department. He started as a special agent with 
DEA's former agency, the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs in 
Buffalo, N.Y., in 1972.

His career in law enforcement has taken him to many places, serving in 
various capacities; in 2000, Brown was selected to be the special agent in 
charge of the DEA Dallas field division and was responsible for overseeing 
DEA enforcement and intelligence operations in northern Texas and 
throughout Oklahoma.
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