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U.S. Attorney’s Office to Host September 22nd Event in Pierre for National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

In recognition of National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week (September 19-23, 2016), the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of South Dakota is hosting a screening of the film, “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict" and a panel discussion at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016.  The event will be held at T.F. Riggs High School Theatre, located at 1010 E. Broadway Avenue in Pierre.

The film runs for approximately 60 minutes.  The panel will feature Ron Deist, Resident Agent in Charge of the Sioux Falls Drug Enforcement Administration field office, Wendy Kloeppner, Hughes County State’s Attorney, Katie Sieverding Chemist at South Dakota State Health Laboratory, and Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan.

The event is free and open to the public.  For further information and resources, visit DEA’s website:

Updated September 16, 2016