Drug Enforcement Administration

Phoenix

Douglas W. Coleman, Special Agent in Charge

October 21, 2014

Contact: Erica C. Curry

Phone Number: (602) 664-5600

DEA Launches New Initiative To Combat Illegal Prescription Drug Activity

PHOENIX - U.S. Drug Enforcement (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.
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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 (602) 664-5725 (602) 723-4764 or Ramona.f.sanchez@usdoj.gov.

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