MEDIA ADVISORY-- Federal and City Officials to Hold Press Conference Regarding Destruction of Forfeited Drug Paraphernalia
ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez, U.S. Marshal Conrad E. Candelaria, Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry, DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Sean R. Waite, and FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Derek A. Fuller will hold a press conference tomorrow afternoon immediately preceding the destruction of a large quantity of drug paraphernalia seized and forfeited in connection with several federal narcotics trafficking investigations.
The press conference will take place at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2017, at City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Facility located at 18000 Cerro Colorado SW (Cerro Colorado Landfill) in Albuquerque, N.M. The media will have the opportunity to film the destruction of the drug paraphernalia, which consists primarily of glassware, including numerous bongs and crack pipes, seized from “smoke shops” and “head shops,” and is valued at more than $220,000.
The destruction of drug paraphernalia is part of the U.S. Marshals Service’s asset forfeiture mission. It is a vital part of the federal government’s efforts to combat crime by stripping criminals of the tools of their trade and their ill-gotten gains.
U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez
U.S. Marshal Conrad E. Candelaria
Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry
DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Sean R. Waite
FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Derek A. Fuller
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Facility
Cerro Colorado Landfill
18000 Cerro Colorado SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (i.e., driver’s license) and valid media credentials.