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Acting Secretary McAleenan Travels to West Virginia to Discuss DHS Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Release Date: 
July 8, 2019

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan is traveling to Huntington, West Virginia on July 8 to speak with law enforcement, community and political leaders about Department of Homeland Security (DHS) efforts to interdict dangerous, illicit opioids at or before reaching U.S. borders.

The Acting Secretary will first receive a tour of the city with Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial and Fire Chief Jan Rader. He will then join West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin, U.S. Representative Carol Miller (WV-3), Huntington Mayor Steve Williams, and other public health and safety officials to moderate a roundtable discussion on the crisis.

Later in the day, he will travel to the Cabell County Courthouse to receive a Drug Court briefing with Judge Gregory Howard, where he will also meet with graduates of the program. He will also receive a walk-through and briefing at the Marshal University Digital Forensic Lab before departing back to Washington.


Last Published Date: July 8, 2019
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