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News Release
June 10, 2005

DEA Reaches Out to Local Community

photo of SA Cazenavette and Tulane University students.On June 10th, Special Agent George J. Cazenavette, IV visited Tulane University and addressed students enrolled in the English as a Second Language program. He presented the students with an overview of commonly abused illicit drugs. Although from foreign countries, the questions asked by students were similar to questions asked by students growing up in the United States, thus illustrating the fact that regardless of the country, the societal toll exacted by drug abuse is the same. 

photo of children at Youth Camp.On June 9th Special Agents Anita Pope and George J. Cazenavette, IV visited Jackson State University's Continuing Education Learning Center Youth Camp in Jackson, MS. The children were eager to learn about the dangers posed by drug abuse. Many questions were asked by both students and teachers.

Mr. Jerry Bracey and Ms. Kathy Boyd, Gulfport Chapter of the Mississippi District Exchange Clubs
Mr. Jerry Bracey and Ms. Kathy Boyd, Gulfport Chapter of the Mississippi District Exchange Clubs
On June 7th, Special Agent George J. Cazenavette, IV addressed the Gulfport Chapter of the Mississippi District Exchange Clubs. The Exchange Club has districts nationwide and their national project is the prevention of child abuse. SA Cazenavette spoke about drug trends in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area, the prevelance of methamphetamine production and the correlation between drug and child abuse. SA Cazenavette also spoke about DEA’s work with local Drug Endangered Children teams and Child Protective Service agencies.

photo of SA Cazenavette, Nina Leon, and students.On June 6th, Special Agent George J. Cazenavette, IV visited Xavier University in New Orleans, LA. SA Cazenavette was invited by Ms. Nina Leon, Program Coordinator of Family & Community Life Center, to participate in Xavier University Family and Community Life Center’s Career Day 2005. Grade school and high school students from various New Orleans schools participated in the two day event. SA Cazenavette spoke to the students about the requirements needed to become a DEA Special Agent and how the hiring process works. Some students expressed an interest in a law enforcement career and hopefully an interest was cultivated in others.
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