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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

***Media Advisory***

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez and Chancellor Paul B. Roth, M.D., M.S., of the UNM Health Sciences Center will join Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins to announce a new collaborative effort, the New Mexico Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Initiative, that will partner with the Bernalillo County’s Opioid Abuse Accountability Initiative to address New Mexico’s opioid crisis.  The announcement will be made during Bernalillo County’s Second Opioid Abuse Accountability Summit on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015.

WHO:             U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez for the District of New Mexico Chancellor Paul B. Roth, M.D., M.S., UNM Health Sciences Center Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins

WHAT:          Announcement of partnership between HOPE Initiative and Bernalillo County Opioid Abuse Accountability Initiative

WHEN:          Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Commissioner Hart Stebbins to speak at 8:00 a.m.
U.S. Attorney Martinez and Chancellor Roth to speak at 9:15 a.m.

WHERE:       Bernalillo County’s Second Opioid Abuse Accountability Summit
CNM Workforce Training Center
5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM
OPEN PRESS

NOTE:  U.S. Attorney Martinez and Chancellor Roth will be available for interviews after the announcement.  Reporters interested in interviewing the U.S. Attorney should contact Alyssa Ferda at (505) 224-1480 or (505) 366-1463.  Reporters interested in interviewing Chancellor Roth should contact John Arnold at (505) 690-1680.  Press inquiries regarding logistics also should be directed to Ms. Ferda.

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Updated January 26, 2015