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Prescription drug abuse summit set for Feb. 21

Feb. 06, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A roundtable discussion on prescription drug abuse and trafficking is planned for Thursday, Feb. 21, at Marshall University's Forensic Science Center, according to a release from U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va.

Rahall will be joined at the summit by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske.

Roundtable participants include Booth Goodwin, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia; Scott Masumoto, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Washington Division; Vickie Jones, chair, Governor's Advisory Council on Substance Abuse; W.Va. Legislators Delegate Don Perdue, Sen. Ron Stollings, and Sen. Evan Jenkins; Circuit Judge William (Will) Thompson of Boone and Lincoln County Drug Court; West Virginia State Police Capt. Tim Bradley, execuctive committee chair, Appalachian HIDTA; Cabell County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Chiles; Wyoming County Prosecuting Attorney Rick Staton; Huntington Police Capt. Hank Dial, Acting Chief; David Potters, executive director, West Virginia Board of Pharmacy; Mike Goff, West Virginia Controlled Substance Monitoring Program administrator; and Michelle Akers, executive director of the Southwestern Regional Day Report Center.