By: Najla Alexander/Richard L. Smith
Atlantic County officials reported that Prosecutor William Reynolds has graciously accepted an invitation to speak at a highly anticipated event on Monday, August 7.
The occasion will serve as a platform to shed light on the various efforts taken to combat opiate abuse and trafficking, both on a federal level and through local initiatives led by agencies such as the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office and Sheriff's Department.
According to Atlantic County officials, the event is scheduled at the Atlantic County Criminal Complex located at 4997 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing.
If the weather permits, officials told RLS Media the gathering will be held outside the courthouse, creating a conducive and open atmosphere. In case of inclement weather, the event will be seamlessly shifted indoors to the courthouse multipurpose room.
Speakers will take the stage around 1:30 p.m.
RLS Media has learned that among the distinguished speakers, The Honorable U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Atlantic County Sheriff Eric Scheffler, Angelo Valente, the Executive Director of Partnership for a Drug-Free NJ, and Patrice Lenowitz, a brave mother who tragically lost her son, Max, to fentanyl last year when he was just 25 years old will all be in attendance.
Atlantic County officials said during his speech Prosecutor Reynolds will underscore the vital role of diverse efforts in tackling the critical issues of opiate abuse and trafficking.
The focus will be on federal legislation and the crucial contributions made by local agencies in the fight against this pressing challenge.
This event promises to be an informative and impactful gathering, bringing together key stakeholders to address this grave concern that affects our community.