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DEA Launches New Initiative to Combat Illegal Prescription Drug Activity

OCT 21 (PHOENIX) – U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman will announce tomorrow in a press conference the details of a new initiative to help stem the tide of prescription drug abuse in the state.  The lucrative illegal prescription drug market and relative ease of which pharmaceutical substances can be obtained has resulted in a sharp increase of prescription drug use and heroin trafficking and use in Arizona.
Event Information:

What: Press Conference to Announce Initiative to Combat Illegal Prescription Drug Activity

When:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
11:00 a.m.

Where:

DEA Phoenix Division 
First Floor Conference Room
3010 N. 2nd St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Media may begin to arrive at 10:30 a.m.  Please bring your press credentials for sign-in. 

For more information, contact DEA PIO, Special Agent Ramona Sanchez at (602) 664-5725 or (602) 723-4764 or Ramona.f.sanchez@usdoj.gov.


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