Ray Donovan is New York’s new state drug czar

Ray Donovan really has come to New York — but the only thing he’s fixing is the drug epidemic.

The Justice Department on Thursday announced the name of New York’s new state drug czar — and it’s a name he shares with the fictional Showtime series tough guy played by Liev Schreiber, whose character is in the Big Apple for Season 6.

“Born and raised in New York City, Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan returns home to lead the US Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division in its mission to disrupt and dismantle drug trafficking organizations worldwide,” the DOJ said in a statement.

One of Donovan’s most recent claims to fame was overseeing the operation that resulted in the capture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who’s currently on trial in federal court in Manhattan.

Donovan began his law enforcement career in 1995 as a US Border Patrol Agent in San Diego.

Two years later, he became a Special Agent with the DEA’s New York Drug Task Force, the oldest and largest in the country.

Since then he rose through the DEA ranks in New York and in Chantilly, Virginia — the location of the agency’s Special Operations Division.

There, he directed investigations targeting drug trafficking organizations in Mexico, Central America and Canada.

Last year, he was promoted to Special Agent in Charge of the New York’s Special Operations Division.

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