For Immediate Release
Contact: Rafael Lemaitre/Jennifer de Vallance 202-395-6618
July 30, 2001
Missouri Congressman Sam Graves to Host ONDCP Video Teleconference Discussion
on Growing Use of Club Drugs
Washington, DCEdward H. Jurith, Acting Director of the Office of National
Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), today welcomed Congressman Sam Graves to host
a video teleconference discussion on the growing use of "club drugs" on Tuesday,
July 31st at 9:00 am.
Acting Director Jurith stated, "The use and sale of Ecstasy has expanded
from nightclubs and raves to high schools, the streets, neighborhoods, and
open venues. I would like to thank Congressman Graves for taking the initiative
to educate members of his district about Ecstasy one of the most problematic
drugs that has emerged in recent years."
Participants in the discussion will include representatives from ONDCP's
Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Program (HIDTA), the National Institute
on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Kansas
City Police Department, the Clay County Sheriff, the National Guard Counter-Drug
Program, local law enforcement, and an Assistant Principal from Park Hill High
School. Congressman Graves has also invited local officials from his district
who are involved in helping stop drug abuse in their community to participate.