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Greene, Stephen

Stephen Greene was the deputy administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from 1991, replacing John Lawn's deputy Terrence Burke, until his retirement from the DEA in 1996. He also served as acting administrator temporarily for part of 1993 and 1994, after Robert C. Bonner's resignation and before President Clinton appointed Thomas Constantine as his successor.

Greene was one of the first generation of DEA agents when the agency formed in 1973, serving in overseas offices in Saigon, Hong Kong, and Bangkok, and domestic offices in Los Angeles and Baltimore. He supervised many of the DEA's operations against the Medellín and Cali cocaine cartels in Colombia, and before ascending to the number two spot as deputy administrator, had been the DEA's director of operations.

During Greene's time ...

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