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Illegal drugs the topic for June 28 forum at Penn State Fayette

6/24/2010 —
A look into illegal drug activity in Fayette County and how local law enforcement officials battle an ever-increasing war on drugs is the topic for the next CSI: Fayette County forum. This is the fourth “Crime Subjects Investigated” forum in the ongoing series and will be held Monday, June 28, from 6-8 p.m. at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus in Swimmer Hall in the Williams Building.

Panelists scheduled for the June 28 forum include Pennsylvania State Police Lt. David Heckman, District Attorney Jack R. Heneks Jr., Penn State Fayette Nursing Instructor Damien Zsiros and Brian Reese, treatment supervisor at the Fayette County Drug and Alcohol Commission. Mark O’Keefe, Herald-Standard executive editor, will serve as moderator for the event. O’Keefe says the panel is a group of people who deal with the drug problem on a firsthand basis. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to learn more about the topic and gain good advice.

Zsiros will bring a new perspective to the forum that has not been present before. A member of the Penn State Fayette nursing program faculty, he will speak about the impact drug issues in Fayette County have on the local healthcare system. “Illegal drug activity is more than just a law enforcement problem. It also affects the healthcare system in Fayette County. This issue is important to address, especially as it concerns the availability of heathcare services for county residents.”

Penn State Fayette partnered with the Herald-Standard to present these community forums to offer an opportunity for area residents to learn about and discuss topics of interest related to local crime and law enforcement. The forums are free to the public. No reservations are required.
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