2017 Law Enforcement Summit on Heroin and Fentanyl


What: 2017 Law Enforcement Summit on Heroin and Fentanyl

Where: Museum of History, Daniels Auditorium, 5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601

When: Thursday, March 9th, 2017, Registration 8:30am-9am, Event 9am-1pm



  1. NC Law Enforcement Responses to Heroin and Fentanyl 
  2. State Fentanyl and Heroin Death Data
  3. Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion in North Carolina and Across the US
  4. Angel Programs 
  5. NC Syringe Laws Legal Update
  6. Law Enforcement Naloxone Use in NC
  7. Q+A With Heroin/Fentanyl Users and Retired Users: What Helps?
  8. What Should Law Enforcement Do For Follow Up Care After a Naloxone Event in the Field-Lessons from Ohio
  9. Legislation Aimed at Decreasing the Negative Outcomes Associated with Fentanyl and Heroin Use

Confirmed Speakers

  • Samuel Atkins Kennedy, Director of College Ministries and Adult Discipleship, Christ Community Church (Wilmington, NC)
  • Jesse Bennett, Volunteer Coordinator, NC Harm Reduction Coalition (Raleigh, NC)
  • Sheriff Asa Buck, Sheriff, Carteret County Sheriff's Office (Beaufort, NC)
  • Tessie Castillo, Advocacy and Communications Coordinator, NC Harm Reduction Coalition (Raleigh, NC)
  • Robert Childs, MPH, Executive Director, NC Harm Reduction Coalition (Wilmington, NC)
  • Jacquelyn M. Clymore, MS, HIV/STD/Hepatitis Director, NC Department of Health and Human Services (Raleigh, NC)

  • Senator Jim Davis (R), NC General Assembly (Franklin, NC)
  • Jesse Garner, Peer Support Specialist (Fayetteville, NC)
  • Melissia Larson, Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Coordinator, NC Harm Reduction Coalition (Greenville, NC)
  • Detective Sergeant Ronald Martin, Retired, New York Police Department/ NC Harm Reduction Coalition (Raleigh, NC) 
  • Allie Hunter McDade, Executive Director, Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative Inc. (Gloucester, MA)
  • Megan McLemore, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch (NYC, NY)
  • Daniel P. Meloy, CLEE, Colerain Township Administrator and Director of Public Safety, (Colerain Township, OH)

  • Captain Lars Paul, Fayetteville Police Department (Fayetteville, NC)

  • Scott Proescholdbell, MPH, Epidemiologist, NC Department of Health and Human Services (Raleigh, NC)- Invited 

  • Josh Stein, NC Attorney General (Raleigh, NC)
  • Donnie Varnell, Retired State Bureau of Investigation (SBI)/ Dare County Sheriff's Office (Dare County, NC)
  • Louise Vincent, Hepatitis and Drug User Health Services Coordinator, Greensboro, NC 
  • Sergeant Sheila Washington, Fayetteville PD (Fayetteville, NC)
  • Dr. Jon E. Zibbell, PhD, Adjuct Professor, Emory (Atlanta, GA)
  • More speaker announcements will be announced shortly