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February 18, 2011

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President Obama Nominates DEA Special Agent Thomas Harrigan As DEA Deputy Administrator

Pending Approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee, Career DEA Special Agent will Serve in DEA's #2 Position

WASHINGTON, D.C. - DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart today hailed the White House announcement of President Obama’s nomination of Special Agent Thomas Harrigan to serve as DEA Deputy Administrator.

“I am extremely pleased by President Obama’s nomination of career DEA Special Agent Thomas M. Harrigan to be the next Deputy Administrator,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. “His years of hands-on drug law enforcement experience in DEA operations around the world, and the proven leadership abilities he has shown will be tremendously important assets as together we continue our work of keeping the American people safe from dangerous drugs and those who traffic in them.”

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