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DOC working to stop drug and alcohol abuse in Nome

Alaska Department of Corrections staff participated in the” Chasing the Dragon” documentary discussion which was held at the Nome Eskimo Community building by representatives from the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

The focus was on opiods and other drug and alcohol abuse in the community and how we all need to team up to stop it.

This event also included several panel members from various agencies within and outside the community of Nome to include the Alaska State Troopers The Nome Police Department Norton Sound Health Corporationion, Kawerak, Office of Children’s Services, Nome District Attorney’s office, a student-representative from Nome Beltz High School, a federal prosecutor based in Anchorage, and members from the community.