News Release
Contact: Garrison Courtney
DEA Public Affairs
Number: 202-307-7977
October 11, 2005

DEA “Agent of the Year" to be Recognized
2005 Association of Former Federal
Narcotics Agents Presents Award

(Newport, RI)-On October 13th, the Association of Former Federal Narcotics Agents (AFFNA) will present the “Agent of the Year” award to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Joseph Benson, a Criminal Investigator with the Bridgeport Resident Office HIDTA Task Force. Special Agent Benson has been responsible for initiating four of the five priority target cases his office has investigated.

In addition to the award presentation, Boston Division Special Agent in Charge June Stansbury will be presented with a bust of Kiki Camerena, the fallen agent who is honored each October during “Red Ribbon Week.”

DEA Deputy Administrator, Michele Leonhart, will be present to update retired DEA Special Agents about recent DEA accomplishments and the current drug enforcement climate.

*AFFNA will also donate $5,000 to the DEA Survivors Benefit Fund.

Location: Newport Marriott Hotel "Dinner Salon"
Newport, RI
(401) 849-1000

Time: Wednesday, October 13, 2005
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

If you have questions or need further information, contact Garrison Courtney at the DEA Office of Public Affairs in Washington, DC at 202-307-7977.

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