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The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) announce Operation Take Back

DEA/DPS Press Conference to announce Operation Take Back

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 -

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“OPERATION TAKE BACK”

Press conference tomorrow at the DPS IIMPACT Training Room will provide detailed information on the unique program aimed at collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. The program will feature 74 collections sites statewide with 34 law enforcement agencies in Arizona participating as part of the nationwide effort.

What: Press conference announcing “Operation Take Back”

When: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Location: Arizona Department of Public Safety IIMPACT Training Room

2222 W. Encanto Blvd

Speakers: Elizabeth W. Kempshall

DEA Special Agent in Charge

Col. Robert Halliday

Director, Arizona Department of Public Safety

Kim Obert

Programs and Communications Director

Partnership for a Drug Free America

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.

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