Drug summit planned at NMU

MARQUETTE – Registration is being taken for a drug summit hosted by the Upper Peninsula office of Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, and several federal, state and local agencies.

The Meth and Opioid Drug Education Summit is set for Sept. 16 at Northern Michigan University in the Explorer Rooms in the University Center.

Representatives from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Guard Midwest Counterdrug Training Center, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Marquette Women’s Center and other state and federal agencies will discuss drug-related topics during the daylong conference.

The drug education summit is cosponsored by NMU Public Safety, Great Lakes Recovery Centers, NorthCare Network, Michigan State Police, Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, Chocolay Township Police Department, Marquette County Health Department, Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, Marquette County Coalition for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention, Forsyth Township Police Department, City of Marquette Police Department, Marquette County Courts, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Registration is required for the all-day, limited capacity event. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register early. The non-refundable registration fee of $30 includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Registration packets are available on Levin’s website at levin.senate.gov/events.

Checks for the $30 non-refundable fee should be made payable to Northern Michigan University and mailed with the registration form to: Darlene Kyto, Northern Michigan University, Public Safety Institute, Jacobetti Complex, Room 131, 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855.