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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2007
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.

 

Friday, Mar. 16—Junior/Senior High School presentation in Montesano:
• 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.—Montesano Jr/Sr High School, 303 North Church Street

 

Friday, Mar. 23—High School presentations in Walla Walla:
• 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.—Walla Walla High School, 800 Abbot Road
• 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.—Walla Walla High School

 

Thursday, Mar. 29—High School presentation in Cashmere:
• 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.—Cashmere High School, 329 Tigner Road

 

Friday, Mar. 30—High School presentation in Leavenworth:
• 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.—Cascade High School, 10190 Chumstick Hwy

 

Thursday, Apr. 17—High School presentation in Olympia:
• 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.—Olympia High School, 1302 North Street SE

 

Friday, May 4—High School presentation in Port Orchard:
• 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.—South Kitsap High School, 425 Mitchell Avenue

 

Friday, May 17—High School presentation in Tacoma:
• 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.—Stadium High School, 111 North E Street
• 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.—Stadium High School

 

Friday, May 18—High School presentation in Bremerton:
• 12:10 to 1:10 p.m.—Bremerton High School, 1500 13th Street

 

The Attorney General's Office launched the “Operation: Allied Against Meth” initiative in the spring of 2005.  Since the campaign began, the Attorney General has personally made 24 presentations to roughly 20,000 students from 30 schools.


McKenna will continue the tour with this round of spring 2007 presentations, partnering with Lead On America and other community-based organizations and industry associations to raise awareness and prevent use of methamphetamine.


McKenna also established convened the “Operation: Allied Against Meth” task force, a group of legislators, policy makers, industry representatives, treatment providers and law enforcement personnel, who have passed 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, please visit: http://www.atg.wa.gov/AlliedAgainstMeth/default.aspx

 

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Contact: Dianna Lahmann, AG Communications Assistant, (360) 664-0403

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