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Ingersoll, John

John Ingersoll (1930–) was the director of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD), a position he held for the entire duration of that agency's existence from 1968 until 1973, when it was folded into the newly created Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). A career policeman, Ingersoll had begun as a patrolman (and later sergeant) in Oakland, California, in 1956, and became the International Association of Chiefs of Police's director of field services in 1961. After five years, he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, to take a job as their new chief of police until called upon to direct the newly created BNDD.

The BNDD was placed in the Justice Department and formed by merging the Treasury Department's Bureau of Narcotics and the Food and ...

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