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Morris County, New Jersey Police Chiefs Association President Ciro Chimento, center, with LEAD Executive Board members Tom Marinaro, left and William Schievella, before being briefed by Vice President Pence at the White House.

Law Enforcement Meet With the VP for a Big Narcotic Issue

The leadership of Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) was invited to the White House for a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and National Drug Control Policy Director Jim Carroll. National LEAD Executive Board member William Schievella and Morris County Police Chiefs Association President Ciro Chimento were among the leaders that spent a day discussing the alarming rise in fentanyl-laced heroin and cocaine.

“Aggressive law enforcement and prosecution needs to be coupled with prevention strategies to stop people from becoming addicted in the first place,” said Schievella, a retired Chief of Detectives from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and former Morris County Undersheriff.

LEAD is an evidence-based drug prevention program and the fastest growing in the nation. It places law enforcement and educators together in the community to stop children from using drugs. LEAD works closely with the National Drug Control Policy Office within the White House to be the forefront of the fight against drugs.