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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Media Advisory

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 tony.morfitt@usdoj.gov if you plan to attend.

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Topic(s): 
Community Outreach
Opioids
Prescription Drugs
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Updated April 24, 2018