DEA Manager/ Group Supervisor in DEA's Cleveland RO office for 16 years and assigned to the New England Division, Boston MA. office for 2 years. Assigned at DEA's Headquarters International Drug Unit, as a Staff Coordinator for 5 years, handling the Import/ Export documents of all controlled substances. Conducted investigations involving Mexico, Italy and England. .
Assigned as a Diversion Investigator in the Pittsburgh RO for 5 years and the Washington Divisional office.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of federal Code of Federal Regulations
regarding Controlled Substances.
Excellant Management and people skills.
01/1997Advanced Asset Forfeiture
Group Supervisor School01/1997Diversion Investigator School, FBI AcademyQuantico, VA
2001 EEO training.
2005 Advanced Asset Forfeiture Investigations.
Drug Enforcement Administration.
01/1994Advanced Financial Investigations
DEA Staff Coordinator01/1993 to 01/1998
01/1993 to 01/1998
provided investigative guidance in international controlled substance smuggling investigations Member of DEA's plenary team during discussions with the Mexican government regarding their allowance of U.S.
Prescription Controlled Substances being shipped across our common international border, without U.S.
approval (1997) I identified "a missing requirement" within Title 21 USC Code of Federal Regulations to "limit the amount" of personalized controlled substances allowed to be carried into the United States.
Accomplishments: I Identified, initiated and directed a major investigation into the illegal/ improper prescription filling, without doctor's authorization, by a Long Term Care (LTC) pharmacy chain.
The huge amount of record (prescription) violations were so voluminous (10,000+) and had such far reaching (patient care) issues that the completion of the investigation required that I seek DEA Headquarters Diversion and the Cleveland United States Attorney's office sought Main Justice approval for settlement.
The (pharmacies) corporation was required to correct any similar violations within their 240 plus national pharmacies and paid a civil fine of 50 million dollars.
This firm advise that they had an out-site review of their policies, by retired Diversion Investigators, who must not have looked into the actual records or did not understand what underlying issues the records indicated, a costly mistake) Identified, directed and closed down a major international/ national illegal prescription "internet controlled substance" organization, being operated through three Florida pharmacies, a doctor in Puerto Rico and operational head in Georgia.
Over 16 million dosage units of Hydrocodone were being illegally dispensed yearly.
The three pharmacies and the doctors' registrations were revoked.
Uncovered and Directed multiple years of improper recordkeeping of a local distributorship who's updated computer system had not migrated old customer DEA registrant name and DEA numbers, thereby, having years of illegal/improper purchase records being filed with DEA's ARCOS system.
The firm was unaware and that this situation was going on.
The record keeping violations were uncovered during a routine Diversion inspection.
Without my extensive knowledge of the federal Controlled Substance Act and its required records, cases as briefly outlined above, would not have been detected.
If it is necessary for your firm to determine if a problem exists, choose a person who has experience to uncover existing problems! Skill #6 - Traveled Internationally for meetings with other governments, provide training and conduct criminal investigations Training 1972 Baltimore Police Department Academy.
Group Supervisor01/1991 to 01/1993Boston, Massachusetts
01/1986 to 01/1991
Diversion Investigator Pittsburgh, Resident Office, Philadelphia Division (western Pennsylvania).
01/1986Drug Enforcement Administration, Diversion School
01/1985 to 01/1986National Security Agency
01/1972 to 01/1985Baltimore Police Department
Skill #4 - I directed all DEA investigations and review of field investigative reports to ensure the correct review, identification and application of federal laws and/or regulations were being applied to meet mandated regulatory requirements.
I directed and reviewed all Regulatory, Civil Complaints and Criminal Investigations (significant civil complaints having national implications) directed to the United States Attorney's Office.
I provided additional training to ensure investigators knowledge of methods used and how to identify significant deception or recordkeeping violations.
Reviewed investigators report writing ability and corrective actions determination.
Skill #5 - Staff Coordinator assigned in DEA Headquarters Diversions International Drug Unit, responsible for reviewing and approving requests for the transfer of controlled substances into or out of the United States.
Staff CoordinatorNew England states DEABoston, Massachusetts
United States Government, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for a combined 28+ years, serving as a DEA Diversion Group Supervisor for (18 years) in the Detroit Field Division, Cleveland Resident Office (northern Ohio International Drug Unit (five years) and as a Diversion Investigator for 5+ years in the Pittsburgh Resident Office and the Washington Field Division office.
National Security Agency (NSA) for one year.
Maintained/ Issued a Top Secret security clearance for 29+ years Narcotics Detective 13 years.
Core Qualifications Skill #1 - DEA Group Supervisor of a 6-person (Cleveland) Diversion Investigator Group and 13 Diversion Investigator Group (Boston), directing and managing all Controlled Substance regulatory, civil and/or criminal investigations, enhanced Investigator training and job performance, perform required on-site regulatory reviews and conducted yearly evaluations.
Provided for all DEA registrants/ customers understanding of Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations, regarding regulatory requirements and security matters.
Skill #2 - I have the extensive knowledge and experience of Title 21 Controlled Substance Act its Regulations and Laws, use of investigative methods and tactics to identify the inadequate purchase, distribution, prescription and/or sales recordkeeping mistakes created by the firm.
Currently, Long Term Care Pharmacy issues and Due Diligence reviews are on DEA's radar.
I initiated and conducted international and nationally recognized Controlled Substance and Chemical investigations.
Specifically, the required records to be kept, were the records used to bring to light the mistakes created by the individual responsible for creating the record.
Often, it's the firms lack of understanding of records management that cause's their issues.
Records mistakes are very costly to a DEA Registrant, often it's a $10,000 dollar per line item mistake! Skill #3 - Baltimore Police Department Narcotic Detective (13 years), trained in investigative methods, interviewing, undercover, surveillance and street drug identification.
Experience Note: It's is very important to not only select a trained DEA Diversion Investigator to conduct your records reviews.
But, to select one who's knowledge and experience of the Federal Laws and Regulations can be substantiated by regulatory, civil and criminal investigations he/she actually conducted and thereby, are able to determine overlooked issues.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Diversion Group Supervisor for 18 years, Headquarters Staff Coordinator, International Drug Unit/ Import and Export and as a Diversion Investigator for a combined overall 28 + years Considered DEA's resident expert in all Diversion regulatory matters for the jurisdiction assigned: 1998 -2014 Group Supervisor Cleveland Resident Office (Northern Ohio), Detroit Division.
University of BaltimoreBaltimore, MD
Degree not completed.
Baltimore Police AcademyBaltimore, MD
Woodlawn High SchoolWoodlawn, MD
Risk management: The review of required controlled substance record keeping is usually completed by the person (s) who created the record.
If, their knowledge base is incorrect then the record in faulty.
Often simple easy required records to be completed are overlooked.
Usually, because of a "time" element or an unauthorized person was allowed to perform a task.
And, the responsible person never reviewed their work.
Can your Risk Management Department, accept the uncertainty of required Controlled Substance records, that are not in compliance.
Remember, the last thing your firm wants to see are DEA Diversion Investigators coming through the door without knowing if their required Federal Controlled Substance Records are in compliance!.
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