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




9:00-9:15  Welcome & Prayer, Ronald Martin, Asa Buck, Jessie Garner

9:15-9:25 Legislative Welcome, Senator Jim Davis & Representative John Faircloth

9:25-9:30 State Trends in Overdose Mortality and Naloxone Reversals, Scott Proescholdbell

9:30-9:35 Understanding Fentanyl & Heroin Deaths Through Toxicology in North Carolina,Ruth Winecker

9:35-10:05 Characteristics of Fentanyl Use and Overdose: Insights from Survivors,Bystanders and Decedents, Jon Zibbell

10:05-10:40 Support After an Overdose, Donnie Varnell, Daniel Meloy, Sheila Washington

10:40-11:00  Break

11:00-11:10  Hepatitis C Epidemic in North Carolina, Jacquelyn Clymore

11:10-11:25 Syringe Exchange Legal Update in North Carolina, Josh Stein

11:25-11:35 Law Enforcement Encounters with Syringe Exchange Participants, Donnie Varnell

11:35-12:00 Panel: Challenges to Re-Entry and Post-Overdose, Jessie Garner, Louise Vincent, Moderated by Frankie Roberts

12:00-12:20 Updates from Fayetteville LEAD, Lars Paul, Melissia Larson

12:20-12:40 Creating Bridges between Law Enforcement and Treatment, Allie Hunter McDade, Tom Bashore

12:40-12:50 NC Harm Reduction Coalition’s Legislative Advocacy, Tessie Castillo

12:50-1:00   Closing, Ronald Martin


Parking for the Event

Public parking is available in three visitor's lots. Visitor's lot #1 is located at the corner of Jones Street and Wilmington Street. Visitor's lot #2 is located in the 300 block of North Salisbury Street and can also be accessed from the 300 block of North McDowell Street. Visitors lot #3 is located at the corner of Edenton and McDowell Streets. Rates are charged by the hour and the parking lots are controlled by the Department of Administration. Other city owned lots and private lots are available throughout the downtown area. Public spaces are available on some of the streets in the area of the Legislative Complex but parking is limited to Members and authorized staff on the streets adjoining the Legislative Complex.  A parking map can be found via the following link:  http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/sites/default/files/VisitorParking_0.pdf

*Please give yourself a extra 15min to find parking on the day of the event

Confirmed Speakers

  • Chief Thomas Bashore, Nashville Police Dept. (Nashville, 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)
  • 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)
  • Representative John Faircloth (R), NC General Assembly (High Point, 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)
  • 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) 

  • Frankie Roberts, LINC (Wilmington, NC)
  • 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 and Senior Public Health Scientist, RTI International  (Atlanta, GA)