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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

U.S. Attorney’s Office Presents Anti-Drug Program to Students

 

Gulfport, Miss - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi has begun a pilot school education program entitled "Pills, Needles & Designer Drugs" with presentations at Biloxi High School November 2-3, 2016 and St. Patrick’s Catholic High School scheduled for November 29th. The program was first presented at Jeff Davis Elementary School in Biloxi on October 27th.

The forty-five (45) minute program includes a frank discussion and presentation about the greatest drug threats in our community: opiates and designer drugs (sometimes called "bath salts" and "spice"), a short movie produced by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Birmingham, and a discussion that will include medical personnel from area emergency rooms.

School superintendents that would like further information about the program or who are interested in the U.S. Attorney’s Office bringing the presentation to their schools, can call the U.S. Attorney’s Office at (228) 563-1560 and ask to speak to Melissa Dunn. Medical personnel that wish to donate their time sharing experiences dealing with these dangerous drugs in an emergency setting are also encouraged to contact the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated November 2, 2016