Drug Enforcement Administration


Douglas W. Coleman, Special Agent in Charge

October 18, 2011

Contact: Erica C. Curry

Phone Number: (602) 664-5609

- Media Advisory-

Federal Law Enforcement to Hold Prescription Drug Abuse Summit Responding to the Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis

PHOENIX, AZ. - The United States Attorney’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Arizona (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) and DrugFreeAz.org, The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Arizona Affiliate are hosting an educational summit to identify and respond to the complex issues that influence the abuse and use of prescription drugs in Arizona’s communities. 

The goal of the summit is to enhance the District of Arizona’s capacity to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute the illegal diversion, abuse and distribution of all prescription drugs. 

Attendees include law enforcement, prosecutors, health and medical professional, prevention specialist, mental health professionals, educators, pharmacists and community coalition directors. 

What: - An educational summit on prescription drug abuse.

Who: - The US Attorney’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration, Arizona HIDTA and DrugFreeAz.org, The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Arizona Affiliate.

When: -  Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Media is invited to attend the morning session ending with a brief press availability session by principles. Press availability will run from 9:30a.m. to 10:30a.m.

Where: -  Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2620 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021

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