Press Advisory
October 16, 2006
CONTACT: Jeffrey Eig
Public Information Officer

In honor of Red Ribbon Week, Rodney G. Benson, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Seattle Field Division, will welcome Myrna Camarena-Covarrubias to the Pacific Northwest from October 19-20, 2006. Ms. Camarena-Covarrubias will speak in Bonney Lake, Washington, and Boise, Idaho, on the 21st Anniversary of the Red Ribbon Campaign. This year’s events will take a look back at the death of DEA Special Agent Enrique Camarena and will focus on the positive impact this tragic event has had on so many young people in America.

Red Ribbon Week began as a tribute to Special Agent Camarena and has grown into a national event, which has become a catalyst to show intolerance for drugs in our schools, work places, and communities. Each year, during the last week in October, more than 80 million young people and adults show their commitment to a healthy, drug-free life by wearing or displaying the Red Ribbon.

Ms. Camarena-Covarrubias will speak for approximately one hour and will be available to answer questions immediately following her presentations.

DATE: Thursday, October 19, 2006
TIME: 9:00 AM
Mountain View Middle School
10921 199th Avenue Court East
Bonney Lake, Washington 98391

DATE: Friday, October 20, 2006
TIME: Noon
Idaho State Capital
700 West Jefferson Street
Boise, Idaho 83720

For news about events scheduled in your areas, please check the web at or contact Keith Neeley, Demand Reduction Coordinator for the Drug Enforcement Administration, Seattle, Washington, at (206) 553-1318.