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Press Release

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Opioid and prescription drug abuse is at an all-time high in the United States.  Part of the opioid epidemic facing the country is the prevalence of counterfeit pills being sold as prescription drugs over the Internet.  These pills often contain substances other than what is promised and lead to overdoses and deaths.

On April 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., the United States Attorney’s Office will hold a press conference to highlight and discuss the danger of these counterfeit pills.  U.S. Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. will be present at the press conference along with law enforcement officials from other agencies.

Event Details

When:        Thursday, April 26, 2018

Where:      Cedar Rapids Federal Courthouse (United States Attorney’s Office), 111 7th Ave. SE

Time:         10:00 a.m.

A press release will be provided and interview opportunities will be available.  Please RSVP to Tony Morfitt at if you plan to attend.

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Updated April 24, 2018

Community Outreach
Prescription Drugs