DA Quinn and Substance Abuse Task Force Members to Announce Plans for Safe Graduation/Prom Season and

*** Battling Addiction Press Conference to be Held at Battleship Cove Tuesday at 11 a.m.****

Media Advisory

April 25, 2016

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn

District Attorney

For Immediate Release:

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn, joined by several members of the Bristol County Underage Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force, Police Chiefs from throughout Bristol County, and other leaders, will hold a press conference Tuesday morning, April 26th, at 11 a.m. at Battleship Cove in Fall River.

The press conference, set to begin at 11 a.m., is being held to announce a county-wide initiative aimed at stemming substance abuse in young people, reducing underage drinking and preventing tragedy for families this prom and graduation season. The event will also detail a new program, spearheaded by the District Attorney’s Office and carried out by all 20 Bristol County police departments to stop the flow of opiates and other prescription pills from authorized users to family members or friends with addiction problems.

All regions of Bristol County, from Attleboro in the north to New Bedford in the south, will be represented during this event.

Media from throughout the region are encouraged to attend.


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications