‘You found drugs in that?’ is topic of Feb. 28 URI Forensics Science Series lecture

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February 24, 2020

WHO: Thomas Blackwell is director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s Northeastern Lab, which has been based in New York City since 2002. He oversees a staff of nearly 50, as it conducts controlled substance analysis and latent print examination. His area of responsibility is the 10-state Northeast region of the continental United States. He also works with Bermuda, and the eastern provinces of Canada.

WHAT: The topic of Blackwell’s lecture is “You found drugs in that?” It is part of the University of Rhode Island’s Forensic Science Series.

WHERE: Richard E. Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences

140 Flagg Road

Room 105 Lecture Hall

Kingston, Rhode Island

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 28, 3:30 to 5p.m.

Gianna Cardarelli, a sophomore public relations major and intern in the Department of Marketing and Communications, wrote this press release.