The was Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was formed in
1973 and is a United States Department of Justice law enforcement agency that concentrates on stopping the sale of recreational drugs use. It shares concurrent jurisdiction with the FBI in narcotics enforcement and jointly runs the El Paso Intelligence Center, which plays a major role in SIGINT and command and control for drug and immigration enforcement along the Mexican border.
The Administrator is appointed by the President of the United States and then has to be approved by the US Senate.The DEA is headquartered in Quantico, Virginia near the FBI Academy. With a budget of two billion dollars it has over 11,000 employees including over 5,000 Special Agents. They have a a registration system in place which authorizes medical professionals, researchers and manufacturers access to even schedule 1 drugs such as Ecstasy ,methamphetamine, Heroin, Morphine, Cocaine, Codeine, and marijuana. The DEA
issues these professionals a number. Once the Physician has the Number then the application can be filed with the DEA.
Then the application is set to the Central Processing Office in Washington D.C. It is then sent to the Regional DEA office in the applicants jurisdiction. If no issues are present then the local office will mail the certificate directly to the Work address
of the physician who must have an acceptable address as they will not send the certificate to p.o. boxes or home addresses and if the physician has past disciplinary issues that should involve the DEA or State CDS Boards, then the application has to be reviewed by the Regional Office before being considered.
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