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Mr. David Gray
Associate Professor

G Bowlin

Mr. Gray was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and is a life-long Steeler fan. After high school Mr. Gray entered the United States Army as a military policeman.  After serving three years in the Army he joined the Phenix City, Alabama, Police Department and rose to the rank of Detective Sergeant and worked a variety of major crimes.  After working for eight years in Alabama he became a police officer with the City of Myrtle Beach Police Department in South Carolina where he served as Administration Sergeant in charge of the city jail and 911 Center.  In 1990, Mr. Gray began his federal law enforcement career with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and was assigned to the Atlanta Divisional Office. Mr. Gray was the Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program (DCE/SP) Coordinator for Kentucky and Georgia and Clandestine Laboratory Site Safety Officer for the DEA Detroit Field Division and DEA Atlanta Field Division. On July 31, 2010, Mr. Gray retired from DEA.

Mr. Gray received an Associates of Science in Criminal Justice from Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Alabama, a  Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a  Master’s of Science in Police Administration from Troy State University.

Mr. Gray has numerous years of experience in complex clandestine methamphetamine laboratory investigations, complex international criminal conspiracies, and marijuana cultivation investigations. Mr. Gray has trained hundreds of federal, state, and local police officers in the extreme dangers of clandestine laboratories. Mr. Gray has taught at the DEA academy in Quantico, VA, and has been a speaker at several law enforcement conferences across the country. Mr. Gray has testified in federal and state courts as an expect witness in Clandestine Laboratory Investigations, Cannabis Cultivation, and Drug Trafficking.   

Since retiring Mr Gray has enjoy spending more time with his family, riding his motorcycle across the country, visiting old friends, and meeting new people.