Drug Enforcement Administration chief Karen Tandy is resigning, ending a four-year tenure as the first woman to hold that post, the Associated Press reports. Tandy will take a job with Motorola. Last week, Tandy spoke to the convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in New Orleans. According to Officer.com, Tandy cited several indexes of drug use and abuse and seizures of drugs and concluded, “No matter how you slice it, we’ve been successful in the fight against drugs.”
Tandy was confirmed to head the DEA in July 2003. The DEA’s second-in command is also a woman: Michele Leonhart, who is a possible successor to Tandy. The DEA has comprised about 11,000 employees, including 4,600 agents _ in the United States and in 85 countries.