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Acting U.S. Attorney Kaufman Announces Drug Summit Agenda, Invites Participation in Person or Via Zoom

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH – The 2021 Western Pennsylvania Drug Summit will take place on Wednesday, July 14. 2021, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the Fred Rogers Center on the campus of St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today. This event is a free in-person public forum. People may also attend via Zoom at with the passcode aUaC3K. The agenda follows:

6:15 p.m. Welcome 
Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman
Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck
Prof. Bruce Antkowiak J.D., Saint Vincent College

6:20 p.m. Keynote Address (Pre-recorded)
Regina LaBelle, Acting Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

6:40 p.m. Emerging Drug Trafficking Trends
Moderator: Troy Rivetti, Criminal Division Chief, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Panelists: Emily Lockhart, Senior Forensic Chemist, DEA
Steve Denhup, Intelligence Group Supervisor, DEA
Josh Yohannon, Criminal Analyst, Homeland Security Investigations
Ken Bacha, Westmoreland County Coroner

7:00 p.m. Best Practices in Treating Addiction
Moderator: Ira Karoll, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Panelists: Eric Kocian, Ph.D., Associate Professor, St. Vincent College
Tim Phillips, Director, Westmoreland Co. Drug Overdose Task Force
Judge Meagan Bilik-DeFazio, Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas, Drug Diversion Court
Stephanie T., Westmoreland County Drug Diversion Court Graduate

The Summit is sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office, St. Vincent College, and the Westmoreland County Overdose Task Force.

Updated July 13, 2021

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