Drug Enforcement Administration

Washington, DC

Jesse R. Fong, Special Agent in Charge

April 26, 2016

Contact: Public Information Officer

Phone Number: (202) 305-8426

DEA To Host Press Conference On Opioid Epidemic

R/x, heroin, and fentanyl continue to see spikes in abuse and overdose

WASHINGTON - DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg and other federal, state and local officials will host a press conference to highlight the ongoing U.S. opioid epidemic, and outline continued efforts to address the crisis.  The event will take place in conjunction with the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, April 30th at 10 a.m. at the DEA Museum exhibit in Leesburg, Virginia.
Details are as follows:

What:  - Press Conference to continue to highlight national opioid epidemic and continued steps to address the crisis

Who:  - Acting DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg; Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman; US Attorney Dana Boente of the Eastern District of Virginia; Victoria Cochran, Virginia Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security; and Nick Yacoub, Peer Support Specialist Supervisor/Senior Recovery Coach with the Substance Abuse Addiction and Recovery Alliance (SAARA). Other local treatment, community and law enforcement officials.

Where: -  DEA Museum exhibit- Drugs: Costs and Consequences 750 Miller Dr., Suite F-1, Leesburg, VA (also a Take-Back site for local residents to return unwanted drugs)

When:  - Saturday, April 30th, 10 (media please arrive early for set-up)

For more on the DEA museum exhibit in Leesburg, visit www.drugexhibit.org. -

For more on the DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, visit www.DEA.gov -

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