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SCOPE Initiative

Strategically Combatting Opioids through Prosecution and Enforcement, or SCOPE, is our initiative combining our efforts (criminal, civil, and educational) with those of our law enforcement partners to create one unified front in the battle against the opioid/heroin epidemic.  One important aspect of Operation SCOPE is to prosecute those who are illegally prescribing, or distributing, painkillers.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office partnered with the Atlanta-Carolinas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Office to create a public service announcement that aired in 17 movie theaters across the Northern District of Georgia. 

Dose of reality - fighting the opioid epidemic

 

Image linking to video - Fight back. Save Lives. DoseOfRealityGA.org

 

One important aspect of Operation SCOPE is to prosecute those who are illegally prescribing, or distributing painkillers.  Below are recent cases prosecuted as part of Operation SCOPE:

Atlanta drug dealer charged under Operation SCOPE for distributing heroin that resulted in an overdose death

Former Union General Hospital CEO, ER director, and Blairsville physician indicted for illegally prescribing and obtaining prescription pain pills

Former Georgia medical examiner sentenced for opioid conspiracy

Burton Press Conference

 

 

Updated September 11, 2018

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