News Release
November 28, 2006
Contact: DEA Public Affairs
Number: 202-497-2257

U.S. Attorney's Office, DEA, Harford County Sheriff's Office and Anne Arundel County Police to Hold Press Conference About Efforts to Prevent the Spread of Methamphetamine

NOV 28 -- BALTIMORE, Maryland - United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein, Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Carl Kotowski, and other officials will hold a press conference on Thursday, November 30, 2006, at 2:00 p.m., at the United States Attorney’s Office, 36 S. Charles Street, 4th Floor, Baltimore, to discuss the dangers related to the production and use of the highly addictive drug methamphetamine.

"The drug known as 'meth'  or 'crank' is really a poisonous combination of dangerous chemicals," said United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein.  "Criminals who produce it pollute the environment, and people who use it destroy their bodies.  Although more common in the western United States, law enforcement officials report an increase in the number of cases in Maryland.  Further information about this deadly drug is available on the internet at www.usdoj.gov/methawareness/."

All members of the press are welcome.  Television, radio and other broadcast media are requested to arrive no later than 1:30 p.m. in order to clear security.

        WHO:            Rod J. Rosenstein, United States Attorney
                                        Carl Kotowski, Assistant Special Agent in Charge,
                                                Drug Enforcement Administration
                                        Special Agent Keith Adkins, DEA Demand Reduction Coordinator
                                        Major John Dennison, Harford County Sheriff’s Office
                                        Lt. Glen Shanahan, Anne Arundel County Police Department
                       
        LOCATION:       4th Floor Jordan Conference Room
                                        36 S. Charles Street
                                        Baltimore, MD 21201

        TIME:           1:30 p.m. set up; 2:00 p.m. start

NOTE: ALL media MUST PRESENT GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID (such as driver’s license) as well as VALID MEDIA CREDENTIALS.