Keller, Barletta to Co-Host Drug Forum at Shippensburg University
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) is joining with U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11) to co-host a forum on Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic at Shippensburg University on Wednesday. Feb. 22. The panel discussion will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the Ceddia Union Building, Multi-Purpose Room C, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg.

“Our panelists are health care professionals and law enforcement officials who will speak about the extent of the drug crisis that is plaguing our communities and the efforts underway to resolve it,” said Keller. ‘The public is encouraged to attend this important event and learn how they can be part of the solution.”

The panelists include:

• Carrie DeLone, M.D. – Holy Spirit Medical Group medical director
• Dave Freed – Cumberland County district attorney
• Charles Hall – Cumberland County coroner
• Kenneth Martz – Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs special assistant to the secretary
• Fred Scott – Shippensburg chief of police
• Kristin Varner – The RASE Project training and advocacy director

“The opioid epidemic is one of the most tragic problems we face as a community, as substance abuse is an affliction that affects millions of Americans,” Barletta said. “I consistently hear about opioid and heroin abuse when I am home in my district. I look forward to this, another public forum in our ongoing discussion, and I thank Representative Keller, R.J. Harris and Shippensburg University for making it possible.”

WHP 580 Radio Host R.J. Harris will serve as forum moderator.

Representative Mark Keller
86th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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