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For Immediate Release CONTACT:

Angelita Plemmer angelita.plemmer@mdcourts.gov
Terri Bolling terri.bolling@mdcourts.gov
(410) 260-1488


Media Advisory

Former U.S. Ambassador Paul E. Simons and State Senator Nathaniel
McFadden Visit Baltimore Drug Treatment Court

(BALTIMORE – Oct. 20, 2011) Today, Thursday, Oct. 20, the Baltimore City District Court will welcome former U.S. Ambassador Paul E. Simons to its drug treatment court. Simons will be the keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony for the adult drug treatment court.

Simons, who was U.S. Ambassador to Chile from 2007-2010, is the newly appointed executive secretary of the Inter American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organization of American States (OAS). He assumed that position on Sept. 1, following a distinguished 30-year career in the U.S. diplomatic service. During his career, when he was acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Simons managed more than $1 billion in annual resources supporting U.S. drug control and police training programs worldwide.

Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, who has been a member of the state Senate since 1995 and serves as the President Pro Tem, will also address drug court graduates.
 
WHAT:

Baltimore City District Court Adult Drug Treatment Court

   
WHO:

Judge Jamey H. Hueston, drug treatment court judge-in-charge
Judge Catherine Curran O’Malley, drug treatment court presiding judge
Ambassador Paul E. Simons, executive secretary of the Inter American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organization of American States, keynote speaker and special guest
Maryland State Senator Nathaniel McFadden, President Pro Tem

   
WHEN:

Thursday, Oct. 20
9 a.m.

   
WHERE:

Edward Borgerding Courthouse
Courtroom 1
5800 Wabash Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21215

   
CONTACT:

Call the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, 410-260-1488, to attend. Cameras and electronic recording devices will be allowed with notification beforehand (must be cleared through security); media is expected to obtain releases from participants, as necessary, for use/publication.

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