October 25, 2011

NEWS CONFERENCE: Senator Ron Wyden, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Attorney and Portland Police on the Abuse and Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs

10 a.m., Thursday, October 27

WHO:                 Senator Ron Wyden

 DEA Special Agent in Charge Matthew G. Barnes

U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall

Portland Police Chief Michael Reese

Judy Cushing, Oregon Partnership             

 WHAT:          Press Conference on the importance of properly disposing of prescription drugs

WHEN:           10 a.m., Thursday, October 27, 2011    

WHERE:        Portland Police Bureau, North Precinct, 449 N. Emerson, Portland

Portland, OR – The abundance and abuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem. They pose a hazard to children and to the environment. To make it easier for the public to properly dispose of unused drugs, the Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with national, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, as well as community coalition groups to hold a third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at locations throughout Oregon and across the nation.