DEA’s Los Angeles Division to Promote Meth Awareness
NOV 28 -- (LOS ANGELES) – The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Los Angeles Field Division will join several federal, state and local agencies to promote National Methamphetamine Awareness Day on November 30, 2006.
The purpose of National Methamphetamine Awareness Day is to generate awareness about the damaging effects of meth abuse on individuals, families and American communities. Education and public outreach play a major role in increasing awareness about meth while also decreasing the demand of this highly addictive and dangerous drug.
Ralph W. Partridge, Acting Special Agent in Charge states, “Methamphetamine trafficking and abuse continue to wreak havoc throughout our communities. Individuals involved with methamphetamine trafficking, manufacture and use do so without regard to the safety of our families or our children who are exposed to deadly fumes and toxic residue. Methamphetamine Awareness Day will play an important role in increasing awareness of this highly addictive and dangerous drug.”
The following event is planned in the Los Angeles Field Division for National Methamphetamine Awareness Day on November 30 th. Media interested in covering this event should contact Sarah Pullen at (213) 621-6827.
This event is open to local, state and federal law enforcement, as well as the press. The event will cover the following topics: Dangers of Methamphetamine; Clandestine Laboratories; Drug Endangered Children.