By Richard Holiman, Jr.
Copyright 2012 Richard Holiman< Jr.
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It was February 7, 1992, and my birthday and I was stuck being duty agent, on a Saturday night in the DEA New Orleans Field Division. The last place I wanted to be was attached to my phone, getting every crap call, from everybody with a bitch or a score to settle. Every one of whom was getting forwarded from the dispatcher to me at my home. I had begged, cajoled, and tried to make a deal with every agent I ran into that Friday, to get them to take my duty so that I could have a decent birthday weekend. Later, I would remind the ones who turned me down, while showing them what they had given up.