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Law Enforcement Perspectives on Drug Prohibition


Law enforcement experts discussed the impact of drug prohibition on society and public safety. This event, hosted by the Baker Institute Drug Policy Program, examined existing and future drug policies in Harris County and the nation.

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Welcome and Introduction

Katharine A. Neill, Ph.D.
Alfred C. Glassell, III Postdoctoral Fellow in Drug Policy, Baker Institute


Devon Anderson
Harris County District Attorney

Gary Hale
Nonresident Fellow in Drug Policy and Mexico Studies, Baker Institute; Former Chief of Intelligence, Houston Field Division, Drug Enforcement Administration

Howard Wooldridge
Drug Policy Specialist, Citizens Opposing Prohibition; Former Police Detective, Bath Township Police Department

Gene Wu
Texas State Representative, District 137


Dean Becker, Contributing Expert, Baker Institute; Producer and Host, Drug Truth Network, KPFT 90.1 Houston




Wed, March 9, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Event has ended


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