On Monday, the Biden administration Tapping Ann Milgram, A former New Jersey attorney general, to direct the Drug Enforcement Administration, the lead agency in the Justice Department to investigate drug trafficking and manufacture. The DEA has not had a political appointed leader since the Obama administration.
Ms. Milgram served as attorney general under Governor John Corzine from 2007 to 2010, building her reputation fighting crime in Camden. She has also served as an assistant attorney general in Manhattan and a federal prosecutor. In her new role, Ms. Milgram will be tasked with facing the opioid crisis in the country.
Senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, responded to the announcement on Twitter, saying Ms. Milgram “will work hard to combat drug trafficking and keep dangerous substances like fentanyl out of our streets.”
She is currently a law professor at New York University and an attorney in private practice.