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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Alabama

Monday, April 27, 2015

Media Advisory

Montgomery, AlabamaThe U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama will host a working group on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. to address concerns over heroin, prescription drugs, and spice use in the Middle District.

Media members are invited to attend the opening remarks and a PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the subject matter to be discussed. Following the PowerPoint presentation, there will be a brief break for interviews with participants. At the completion of the interviews, the working group will reconvene for a closed session.

Working group participants will include U.S. Attorney George Beck Jr., Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier, Superintendent of Education Dr. Thomas Bice, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences Director Michael Sparks, FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Lasky, and DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay Morris.

Other agencies invited to participate include: Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama Sheriff’s Association, Alabama Police Chief’s Association, Alabama District Attorney’s Association, Alabama Coroner’s Association, Alabama Hospital Association, and the Alabama Pharmacy Board.

We request that members of the media RSVP by email at douglas.howard@usdoj.gov, or by calling (334) 551-1706. All media members should plan to arrive no later than 9:45 a.m.


U.S. Attorney’s Office
131 Clayton Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Click Here for a copy of the PowerPoint presentation.

Updated April 29, 2015