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U.S. Attorney Announces Drug Summit Agenda, Invites Participation in Person or by Livestream

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

PITTSBURGH – The Northwestern Pennsylvania Drug Summit will take place on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall, 99 Clarion Road, in Johnsonburg. This event is a free in-person public forum. People may also attend by joining the livestream at: The agenda follows.


  • The Honorable Cindy K. Chung, United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania (6:00 p.m. – 6:05 p.m.)

OPENING REMARKS and INTRODUCTIONS (6:05 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.)


  1. Drug Trafficking Trends Panel (moderated by FAUSA Troy Rivetti)(6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.)
  • Josh Yohannan, Homeland Security Investigations, formerly with Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office
  • Steve Denhup, DEA, Intelligence Group Supervisor – “One Pill Can Kill” Campaign
  • Trooper Zach Moran, PA State Police
  • Detective Gregg McManus, Elk County DA’s Office
  1. How Drugs are Affecting our Rural Communities (moderated by EAUSA Stephen R. Kaufman) (6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.)
  • Michelle Muccio-Krise, Elk County Coroner
  • Suzanne McCullough, Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital, Director of Neonatal Intensive Care   Unit
  • Billie Jo Weyant, Director of CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse)
  1. Help is Available for Substance Use Addiction (moderated by AUSA Jessica L. Smolar and EAUSA Stephen R.  Kaufman)(7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
  • Janene Holter,  PA AG’s Office, Senior Agent and Director of the Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (LETI)
  • Angie Eckstrom, Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services of  Elk, Cameron and McKean counties
  • Eric Kocian, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Saint Vincent College
  • Persons in recovery

The Summit is presented by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the County of Elk District Attorney’s Office, the Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (LETI) of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, and The Mecca-Mann Mission, Inc.

Updated August 22, 2022

Community Outreach
Drug Trafficking
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