U.S. Drug Czar Visiting Kentucky This Week

by Gabe Bullard on February 21, 2011

The top anti-drug official in the nation will be in Louisville tomorrow.

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske—who is informally called the country’s Drug Czar—will stop in the city as part of a trip through Kentucky.

Kerlikowske and Congressman John Yarmuth will meet with patients and doctors at the VA Substance Abuse treatment center in the veteran’s hospital. The two will then talk with local law enforcement officials in downtown Louisville.

Kerlikowske is also visiting Lexington, London and Pikeville this week. In an op-ed published Sunday, Senator Mitch McConnell said he wanted the drug czar to visit eastern Kentucky, where prescription pill abuse is rampant.

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