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District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 22, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY- Department of Justice Opioid Coordinator Mary Daly to Join U.S. Attorneys for New Mexico and Montana, Other Federal and Tribal Law Enforcement and Health Officials, for Two-Day Conference on Drug Trafficking in Indian Country

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Department of Justice Opioid Coordinator Mary Daly will join federal and tribal officials, including U.S. Attorneys John C. Anderson for the District of New Mexico and Kurt G. Alme for the District of Montana, at a two-day training conference aimed at strengthening law enforcement efforts to fight opioids and other dangerous drug trafficking in Indian Country.

The training, entitled “Investigative Techniques Related to the Enforcement of Illicit Drug Trafficking in Indian Country” will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, JUNE 26 and 27, 2018, in Albuquerque, N.M.  The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, FBI, and tribal police officials will participate in the two-day event focused on drug identification for dangerous drugs, such as fentanyl, and strengthening law enforcement investigations and responses.  Opening remarks on both days are OPEN PRESS.

WHEN:                     

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. MST 

Opening Remarks

John C. Anderson, United States Attorney, District of New Mexico 

Mary Daly, Opioid Coordinator, Office of the Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Kyle Williamson, Special Agent in Charge, DEA, El Paso Field Division

Charles Addington, Director, BIA Office of Justice Services

Derek Fuller, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI Albuquerque

Robert Kennedy, Staff Coordinator, DEA

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. MST

Keynote Address

Kurt G. Alme, United States Attorney,

District of Montana and Vice Chair of the Attorney General’s Native American Issues Subcommittee

WHERE:                  

Bureau of Indian Affairs-Office of Justice Services District IV

1011 Indian School Road NW

Rooms 233-234

Albuquerque, NM 87104

NOTE:  Media representatives must present government-issued photo I.D. (i.e., driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials.  Media representatives may begin to arrive at 8:00 a.m.  RSVPs and inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to USAO Media Coordinator Alyssa Ferda, contractor, at (office) 505-224-1480, (cell) 505-366-1463, or alyssa.ferda@usdoj.gov.

Topic(s): 
Opioids
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated June 22, 2018