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U.S. Attorney Attends Department of Justice 2020 National Opioid Summit

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota
U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons, DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon and AUSA Jennifer Mammenga

WASHINGTON D.C. – United States Attorney Ron Parsons attended the Department of Justice’s National 2020 Opioid Summit held on March 4-6, 2020, at the Robert F. Kennedy Building in Washington D.C.  The summit brought together U.S. Attorneys, prosecutors, law enforcement officials, health professionals, and other experts from across the country to discuss strategies for confronting and solving the opioid crisis.  Featured speakers included U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, First Lady Melania Trump, Uttam Dhillon (Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration), and Sam Quinones (Journalist and Author of Dreamland).  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Mammenga, Opioid Coordinator for the District of South Dakota, was also in attendance at the summit.

Updated March 9, 2020