News Release
October 23, 2007
Contact: Rhett Fonseca
Number: 206-553-1251

Seattle Field Division Area Red Ribbon Events

Boise, Idaho Resident Office: Resdient Agent in Charge Keith Weis participated in numerous events in support of Red Ribbon week. In particular, RAC Weis and Myrna Camarena, the sister of Enrique Camarena, spoke to an audience of local business leaders, members of the Hispanic Cultural Centervarious, community prosecutors, and other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies about the significant of the Red Ribbon campaign and the repercussion of drugs to the local community.

(L-R) Myrna Camarena, Nampa PD Chief Bill Ausberger, RAC Keith Weis Myrna Camarena
(L-R) Myrna Camarena, Nampa PD Chief Bill Ausberger, RAC Keith Weis
Myrna Camarena

Spokane Resident Office: On October 23, 2007, Special Agents Michael Zidack and Tom Sullivan, along with Diversion Investigator Claire Brennan and Spokane County Alcohol/Substance Abuse Unit Coordinator Allen Zuege, made Red Ribbon presentations at two Spokane area schools. The presentations were arranged by Ms. Melissa Gassett, daughter of ASAC Gregory Gassett, who is assisting at each location as a student nurse. Presentations were made for students in Grades 5-8.

Yakima, Washington Resident Office: On October 18, 2007,members from the Yakima Resident Office Red Ribbon Coalition celebrated Red Ribbon week at an opening ceremony at Seven Oaks Elementary School in Olympia, Washington. A school representative told the local news that Red Ribbon is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents from the Yakima Resident Office spoke to the 6 th graders at Seven Oaks Elementary on Thursday, October 18 th.  In addition to learning about Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena and the history behind the Red Ribbon campaign, students were provided information on how to handle situations where drugs may be present and what damaging effects drugs have on the body. The presentations were coordinated by the Resident Agent in Charge, René L. Rivera.