OLYMPIA—Attorney General Rob McKenna‘s “Operation: Allied Against Meth” task force will hold its final meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Senate Rules Room at the state Capitol.
McKenna will open the meeting then introduce the heads of the task force’s individual work groups who will share the final recommendations of their subcommittees.
Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam, is chairman of the Demand Reduction Committee, Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney Janice Ellis heads the Cleanup and Governance Committee, and Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo leads the Criminal Sanctions Committee.
After discussion and adoption of the subcommittees’ recommendations, the task force will present a final report in the next several weeks and a legislative package shortly thereafter.
The meeting will be taped by TVW and is tentatively scheduled to be aired on Saturday, Nov.12, at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. The task force has held three meetings, all of which have been open to the public.
McKenna and members of the task force will hold a media availability at noon immediately following adjournment.
Members of the task force are as follows:
Hon. Rob McKenna, Attorney General (Chair)
Hon. Tom Campbell, Washington State Representative
Captain Mark Couey, Commander of the Washington State Patrol Investigative Assistance Division (Alternate)
Chris DeChant, Mercer Island Police Department, Representing WACOPS
Hon. Bill Elfo, Whatcom County Sheriff, Representing WASPC
Hon. Janice Ellis, Snohomish County Prosecutor, Representing WAPA
Hon. Jim Hargrove, Washington State Senator
Hon. Russ Hauge, Kitsap County Prosecutor, Representing WAPA
Annette L. Hayes, Assistant United States Attorney, Representing United States Attorney for Western Washington
Chief Gary James, Lummi Tribal Law and Order, Representing Tribal Law Enforcement
Hon. Stephen Johnson, Washington State Senator
Assistant Chief Dave Karnitz, Investigative Services Bureau, Washington State Patrol
Priscilla Lisicich, Safe Streets Campaign, Representing Washington State Methamphetamine Initiative
James McDevitt, United States Attorney, Representing United States Attorney for Eastern Washington
Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency (AFL-CIO), Representing Organized Labor
Jason Moulton, Safeway Loss Prevention Department, Representing Washington Association of Retailers/Grocers
Hon. Al O’Brien, Washington State Representative
Hon. Brad Owen, Lt. Governor
Hon. Kirk Pearson, Washington State Representative
Bobbie Petrone-Cassidy, Representing Washington Association of Realtors
Hon. Sue Rahr, King County Sheriff, Representing WASPC
Bob Richey, Ellensburg Police Department, Representing WASPC
Dr. Terree Schmidt-Whelan, Pierce County Alliance, Representing Drug Treatment Community
Scott Sigmon, Schering-Plough External Affairs, Representing Pharmaceutical Industry
Hon. Karl Sloan, Okanogan County Prosecutor, Representing WAPA
Nancy Underwood Long, Lutheran Community Services, Representing Non-Profit Community
Marcia Via, Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council, Representing Community Mobilization
Janelle Guthrie, APR
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