Criminal drug networks are mass-producing fake pills and falsely marketing them as legitimate prescription pills to deceive the American public. These pills are widely available, often contain fentanyl, and can be deadly. Fake prescription pills are easily accessible and often sold on social media and e-commerce platforms, making them available to anyone with a smartphone, including minors. Engage with representatives of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as they provide an overview of this dangerous threat and provide resources got how you can talk to your kids about it and other drugs of concern.
– Explain what fake pills are, the connection to fentanyl and why they are so dangerous
– Discuss how participants can discuss these issues with their children
– Identify free science-based prevention resources available to webinar participants
Sean Fearns serves as the Chief of Community Outreach and Prevention Support for DEA since 2015. In this capacity Sean is responsible for guiding a diverse and creative staff to develop and implement strategic national education efforts and partnerships with other organizations at the federal, state, and local levels.
SA Susan Wolf has been with the DEA for 31 years, the last 27 as a Special Agent. She began her career with DEA as an Intelligence Research Specialist, supporting a variety of International and Domestic investigations. Since that time, SA Wolf has served in a number of DEA offices from her initial posting in San Diego, CA, where her enforcement assignments included the Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team and International Maritime Investigations as well as general enforcement. She is currently assisting training the 23 new full-time Community Outreach Specialists which DEA in the process of hiring for each of our Field Division Offices as well as being a liaison to DEA’s National Partners.