Senator Melendez Participates in Operation Engage Press Conference

LOS ANGELES –Today, California State Senator Melissa Melendez (R – Lake Elsinore), joined DEA Special Agent in Charge Bill Bodner and Los Angeles County Chief Coroner, Dr. Jonathon Lucas in the Operation Engage Press Conference hosted by the United State Drug Enforcement Agency – Los Angeles Division. 

Today the United States Drug Enforcement Administration launched a new comprehensive law enforcement and prevention initiative aimed at reducing drug use, abuse, and overdose deaths.  “Operation Engage” allows participating field divisions to focus on the biggest drug threat and resulting violence in their respective geographic areas. The initiative builds on and replaces DEA’s 360 Strategy, which aimed its resources specifically at opioids and allows field divisions to customize plans and direct resources to target the drug that presents the greatest threat to public health and safety in their jurisdictions.