The Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States. The agency is formed under the Department of Justice. The agency was formed in 1973 after President signed the Executive Order mandating the formation of a federal agency that would be unified in the global war on drugs. . The main work of the agency is to enforce provisions of the Controlled Substances Act. It has a wide mandate which includes not only fighting drug trafficking in the United States but also coordinate efforts for a global war on drugs. In carrying out its functions, the agency work investigates and prepare for prosecution drug traffickers in the United States and outside the country. It also supports programs, domestically and internationally, that are aimed at reducing drug trafficking. The agency is related to the federal government in various ways. It is headed by the Administrator of Drugs Enforcement who is appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate together with the deputy. The administrator reports directly to the Attorney General. The current administrator is is Michelle Marie Leonhart who has worked with the agency since 1980s, holding various positions until her rise to the top. One of the case in which the agency was involved in was Sosa v.