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U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and other Federal, State and local officials to provide update on efforts to address opiate abuse

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin, together with public health, treatment, prevention and law enforcement professionals, will provide an update on current strategies to address opiate abuse in southern West Virginia and the Kanawha Valley, in particular, and discuss next steps in turning back the tide of heroin addiction.

            WHEN:          Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 10:00am 

            WHERE:       Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, 108 Lee Street East, Charleston, WV

WHO:             Booth Goodwin, United States Attorney, SDWV

Brent Webster, Chief Charleston Police Department

Dr. Michael Brumage, Kanawha-Charleston Health Department

Suzan Williamson, RAC Drug Enforcement Administration

Chuck Miller, Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney

Mike Rutherford, Chief Deputy Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department

Mark Strickland, Captain Charleston Fire Department

Dana Petroff, Prestera Center for Mental Health Services

Steve Burton, First Choice Health Systems

Kristi Justice, Kanawha Communities that Care

Kenny Burner, Appalachia HIDTA

Kim Walsh, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities

Updated September 21, 2015