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New DEA division chief familiar with Coastal Bend

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Special Agent Will Glaspy has seen it all in a long career with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Glaspy spent a decade running DEA operations from the Rio Grande Valley to the Coastal Bend.  After three years in charge of the El Paso division, Glaspy is back in South Texas as the Special Agent in Charge of the Houston Division, which includes Corpus Christi.

“Seen it, understand what the problems are, and it's going to take me less time to adapt to that,” said Glaspy, who has working knowledge of law enforcement agencies operating in the region.

“I know most of our law enforcement partners already, and I have a good understanding of the traffic trends and the threats that we face,” Glaspy said.

Glaspy's vision for the Coastal Bend and the rest of South Texas is clear; take on trafficking organizations.

“Selling heroin, they're selling methamphetamine, and they're selling synthetics,” said Glaspy. “Those are the biggest threat on the street in the Coastal Bend area. Our focus, working with our partners, is going to be to target those individuals in those organizations that are peddling the poison on the street and involved in violent activities.”

But Glaspy knows his agency needs local help to fight illegal drugs.

“Ten years I was in the area, running operations from McAllen, we had fabulous relationships,” Glaspy said.  Those relationships continue today and we'll do what we can to strengthen those.”

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