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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2005
MEDIA ADVISORY: McKenna announces upcoming “Operation: Allied Against Meth” presentations


OLYMPIA — Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced several new events as part of his "Operation: Allied Against Meth" campaign.

Tuesday, Nov. 22—Middle School, High School and Community presentations in Ferndale:

  • 10 to 11 a.m.—Horizon Middle School, 2671 Thornton Rd.
  • 11:40 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.—Ferndale High School, 5380 Golden Eagle Dr.
  • 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.—Vista Middle School, 6051 Vista Dr.
  • 7 to 8 p.m.—Community presentation at Vista Middle School, 6051 Vista Dr.

Wednesday, Jan. 18—Middle School presentation in Olympia:

  • 8:50 to 9:30 a.m.—Griffin Middle School, 6530 -33rd Ave. NW

Saturday, Jan. 21—Community presentation in Lewis County:

  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.—Lewis County Meth Summit, 132 Kirkland Rd. in Napavine

Friday, Jan. 27—School presentations in Kittitas County:

  • Details TBA

Thursday, Feb. 2—Youth Meth Summit in Lynnwood:

  • Details TBA

The Attorney General's Office launched the “Operation: Allied Against Meth” initiative last spring with presentations to four high schools across the state.

McKenna will continue the tour throughout the school year, partnering with Lead On America and other community-based organizations and industry associations to raise awareness and prevent use of methamphetamine.

McKenna has also convened the “Operation: Allied Against Meth” task force, a group of legislators, policy makers, industry representatives, treatment providers and law enforcement personnel, who are working together to devise state policy initiatives to increase cooperation across jurisdictions and improve the state’s ability to combat meth use.

As Attorney General, he hired two new prosecutors to help counties attack the rising number of meth-related crimes.

For more information about the Attorney General’s meth strategy or to schedule a school or community visit, please visit the Attorney General's Web site or call the AGO at 360-586-0725.

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Contact:

Janelle Guthrie, AG Media Relations Director, (360) 586-0725.

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