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Seminar Title:  
Investigating Prescription Drug Crimes

DATES:  3/14/2017 through 3/15/2017


LOCATION:  Frisco Police Department (Training Room) - 7200 Stonebrook Pkway, Frisco, TX  75034

HOTEL:  Comfort Suites - Frisco, TX  972-668-9700
$99.00 Single or Double
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $295.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Timothy J. McClure
Lieutenant Timothy McClure served 20 years as a trooper, detective, first-line supervisor and commander for the Indiana State Police. After retirement he became the director of the Indiana State Ethics Commission, responsible for overseeing of state ethics laws for 30,000 state employees. Tim began law school at night while with the commission and graduated and passed the bar exam in 2007. After practicing law for a few years, Tim became an Indiana deputy attorney general and deputy director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. He has 17 years of supervisory experience, where he gained a strong understanding of employment law and constitutional law. Tim has an undergraduate degree and a jurisprudence degree from Indiana University and a masterís degree in criminology from Indiana State University.

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Course Objectives

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Prescription drug dealing has surpassed street drug dealing as the No. 1 drug problem in our country. The illicit use of prescription drugs kills one American every 25 minutes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011 declared the abuse of prescription drugs an epidemic. More than five years later, little progress has been made in curbing the problem. To effectively and efficiently combat it, criminal justice professionals must be able to recognize and understand how prescription painkillers and other controlled substances are legitimately used, how they are abused and how the drugs ultimately reach the abuser. Likewise, those in law enforcement and prosecution must know how to find the resources to fight the problem, the laws at their disposal and the legal and medical burdens of proof. This course will provide criminal justice professionals with the tools to effectively investigate and successfully prosecute prescription drug crimes.

This course will provide attendees with an understanding of:

  • The scope of the prescription drug problem.
  • The basic pharmacology of the most common prescription drugs of abuse.
  • How prescription drugs are abused.
  • Addiction and treatment options.
  • Relevant case law, statutes and administrative rules.
  • The red flags that will make the case.
  • How to interpret a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program report.
  • The best surveillance techniques.
  • Preparing effective good probable cause affidavits.
  • The nuts and bolts of overdose death investigations.
  • Conducting productive interviews and asking the right questions.
  • Where to find sources of information.
  • What pill mills look like.
  • The role of the physician in prescribing controlled drugs.
  • The role of the medical expert in supporting your case.
  • How law enforcement should respond to the prescription drug epidemic.
  • Narcan (naloxone) use for law enforcement officers.
  • And moreÖ

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