Public Safety Commissioner Albert Santa Cruz has named Sam Owens as Interim Director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN).
Mr. Owens began his employment with MBN in January of 1978. Since then, he has served as an Agent, District Captain, Regional Major, Director of Training, Special Operations Commander, and Deputy Director.
Mr. Owens earned his Bachelor of Administration degree from the University of Alabama.
Owens takes over MBN after former director Marshall Fisher accepted a position with the DEA to head a regional drug interdiction task force based in south Mississippi. Fisher served as director of the MBN from June 2005 until January of this year.