Drug Enforcement Administration

Washington, DC

Jesse R. Fong, Special Agent in Charge

October 16, 2007

Contact: SA Heath Anderson

Phone Number: 202-305-8500

Presentation of Asset Forfeiture Checks: Share the Wealth

OCT 16 -- Carl J. Kotowski, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office, Rod J. Rosenstein, United States Attorney for the District of Maryland and Pat Monardo, Deputy Chief, United States Marshals Service District of Maryland, will be joined by Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld, Baltimore City Police Department and Terrence Sheridan, Superintendent, Maryland States Police, for a presentation of asset forfeiture checks to the Maryland State Police and the Baltimore City Police on October 23, 2007.

The proceeds of all assets seized and forfeited from a DEA case are deposited into the Department of Justice, Assets Forfeiture Fund. Profits from drug-related crimes, as well as those profits properly used to facilitate certain crimes, are subject to forfeiture to the government. Law enforcement agencies that participated in the investigation receive an equitable share of the forfeited assets. Money seized during the course of an investigation can be used to further combat crime by funding law enforcement programs.

LOCATION: Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office
                   200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2222 
                   Baltimore, Maryland 21202

TIME: Tuesday October 23, 2007 at 2 PM. Media / Press officials please be set up by 1:45 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. 

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