Drug Enforcement Administration

Washington, DC

Jesse R. Fong, Special Agent in Charge

September 25, 2006

Contact: Public Information Officer

Phone Number: (202) 305-8426

DEA Baltimore District Office to Offer "Meth Awareness" Training

Assisting First Responders from Becoming Victims Themselves

Carl J. Kotowski, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; Larry Harmel, Director of the Mid Atlantic Regional Community Policing Institute, Johns Hopkins University; and the DEA Quantico, VA, Office of Training will present a four-hour Meth Awareness Training program to local Police, EMS, Fire and First Responders on October 5, 2006.

The training program, entitled “Meth Awareness” will help instruct First Responders to identify toxic methamphetamine labs so they can make safe decisions when in a potential dangerous situation. Education is the key when dealing with clandestine labs. Meth is manufactured using readily available ingredients that when mixed together can also be heavily toxic and explosive.

Johns Hopkins University, Downtown Center 
10 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

TIME: Thursday, October 5, 2006 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

If you have any questions or need any further information, contact Special Agent Edward Marcinko, Public Information Officer, DEA Baltimore District Office at 410 579-5033. DEA Meth B-Roll will be available which documents Meth seizures across the US.

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