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Work Stories: Agent Estes and the Teenage Drug Mule

Arizona Edition - Born and raised in Tucson, Agent Linwood Estes is an Arizona native who began his career in the U.S. Border Patrol 4 ½  years ago.  The Yuma Sector agent wears many hats in the Border Patrol; he is an agent, an emergency medical technician, as well as a chaplain.  In this installment of Work Stories, Agent Estes tells us about a deadly week on patrol in the hot Arizona desert…

I asked the kid after we got him, "Do you have any idea what's going on here right now?" This is the middle of the summer, he's seventeen years old... I said, "Do you even know what happened yesterday?" He said, "Yeah we had five guys die."

This piece was featured in the January 29th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show, as well as other Work Storiesfrom the Border Patrol series, can be found below in the related content section.

Lou grew up in Tucson and has a long family history in the state of Arizona. He began his public radio career in 1988 at KNAU in Flagstaff as a classical music DJ and has been hooked on public radio since, transitioning to news after trying his hand at several other careers in publishing and commercial broadcasting. Lou has a degree in American Studies from Arizona State University and was KAWC's Morning Edition host for two and half years before becoming News and Operations Director.
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