DEA Agent To Speak at Coweta Association of Retired Educators Nov 10 Meeting


A special program on the threat of illegal drug use and distribution in Georgia will highlight Tuesday’s meeting of Coweta Association of Retired Educators (CARE) at Royal Baptist Church in Newnan. 

Emmett R. Highland, from the Atlanta Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will bring an audio-visual presentation emphasizing the dangers of controlled prescription drugs and their role in the circle of addiction. 

As the Diversion Community Outreach Coordinator, Highland will discuss the legal parameters governing medical professionals and share stories of DEA undercover operations targeting illegal drug distribution networks.   

Highland is a frequent presenter to community organizations all over Georgia.  CARE officers heard him speak in March at the cluster meeting of Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA) and immediately wanted to bring his presentation to one of this year’s monthly meetings. 

“To say he was impressive is an understatement,” said CARE Vice President Sherry Taylor.  “We recognize good teachers when we see them, and his rapport with the audience was impressive.”

CARE President Sherry Warren and Secretary Jean Cotton both thought he was one of the best [speakers] they had “heard in quite a while.” 

Retired educators, as well as other interested guests from the community, are invited to attend.  Please arrive at the church between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. so the program can begin promptly at noon.  Royal Baptist is located at 70 Mayo Royal Industrial Boulevard in Newnan.  

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