Date: July 18, 2002 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact: CARRIE RODGERS, (863) 534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, PAGER
KIM GARRETT, (863) 534-6377 OR (863) 819-1656, PAGER
“Meth In America: Not In Our Town” News 
Conference on July 22, 2002    

There will be a News Conference and briefing on Monday, July 22, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. at the Wyndham Hotel located at 4860 West Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa.  The format will include several experts speaking for approximately 15 minutes, followed by a briefing with the media.  This news conference should last about one hour.

As you are aware methamphetamine has been in the news recently, regarding endangered children and drug abuse. This news conference will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the impact of methamphetamine and strategies for dealing with the issue. There will be a panel of Law Enforcement and Health Care Professionals who will provide various comments pertaining to legal issues, healthcare, prevention, treatment and the impact of meth on our community.

The panel will consist of  Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr., Polk County Sheriff's Office; ASA Hutchinson, Director of Drug Enforcement Administration; The  Honorable Paul Perez, US Attorney; Commissioner James T. Moore, Florida Department of Law Enforcement; Sheriff Cal Henderson, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office; Dr. Daniel Haight, Polk County Health Department; and The Honorable Judge Jack Espinosa, Jr.,13th Judicial Court.

Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr. will speak about the Alfredo Montes Homicide Investigation and methamphetamine.  Children are placed in serious danger when parents or caregivers use this very addictive drug.

We invite you to participate in this conference and briefing to assist in raising community awareness about the methamphetamine problem in Florida.

Distribution: Undersheriff, Division Commanders, Communications, News Media

A text only version of this release is also available.

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