Trump may pick N.J. State Police leader for top DEA job

By S.P. Sullivan | |

State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes. (S.P. Sullivan | NJ Advance Media)

TRENTON — Col. Rick Fuentes, the long-serving superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, is in the running to head the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, sources tell NJ Advance Media.

The potential move was first reported by The Washington Post, which said Fuentes was “a leading contender” for the job after acting DEA administrator Chuck Rosenberg announced to staff he would step down.

Two sources in state and federal government with knowledge of the situation told NJ Advance Media that Fuentes was being actively considered for the post in President Donald Trump’s administration.

However, no decision has been made, according to both sources, who were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter and requested anonymity.

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