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KSP Post 16 Detective Receives Award

Date of News Release: 02/22/2011

2010 Enrique S. Camarena Award for Kentucky(Henderson, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police Post 16 Detective Matthew W. Conley has been honored with the 2010 Enrique S. Camarena Award for Kentucky.

The Elks Enrique S. Camarena Award is established by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks to recognize and honor law enforcement officers who have made a significant contribution in the field of drug prevention and who personify Agent Camarena's belief that one person can make a difference. The selected law enforcement officer must have gone beyond the normal responsibilities of their position and have made an outstanding contribution in the field of drug awareness and prevention.

On Saturday, February 19, 2011, Detective Conley received the award from the Elk's State Chairman of Drug Awareness Mr. Jay Mitchell in Paducah Kentucky. The Paducah Elk's Lodge hosted the state convention and the award was presented by the Kentucky Elk's and Elk's USA.

From September 2004 to the present, Detective Conley has been assigned as a Kentucky State Police Post 16 Street Level Narcotics Detective and has been extremely proactive into the trafficking of illegal drugs.

During his six year assignment, Detective Conley has been responsible for dismantlement of 51 methamphetamine labs, the seizure of 177 pounds 13 ounces of marijuana, 77 firearms, 13 vehicles, $154,051.00 cash, 50 pounds 3 ounces of pseudoephedrine, 777 prescription pills, 5.4 pounds of cocaine, and 5.6 pounds of crystal methamphetamine.

Detective Matthew Conley goes above and beyond the call of duty to combat the trafficking of illegal drugs in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. His enforcement efforts have made a significant difference in the lives of countless citizens. Detective Conley's commitment to the enforcement of drug laws exemplifies the life of Enrique S. Camarena and has made the world a better place for everyone.

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