Congress Spends $349,000 Building for DEA Museum!

Congress Spends $349,000 Building for DEA Museum!
Posted by FoM on May 07, 1999 at 10:02:12 PT
Source: NORML
Washington, D.C. Next week marks the grand opening of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Museum and Visitor Center, located in Arlington, Virginia. DEA officials say that the museum, paid for by a $349,000 Congressional appropriations, will provide an overview of "one of our nations worst problems, ... illegal drugs." 
NORML Foundation Deputy Director Allen St. Pierre called the exhibit a waste of taxpayer's dollars. "I encourage all citizens concerned about excessive government spending to urge their members of Congress to defund this fleecing of America," he said.   Adam Smith, President of the Drug Reform Coordination Network (DRCNet), said his organization will hold a small rally in front of the museum on opening day to protest the exhibit, which he called "a monument to 25 years of taxpayer financed failure."   DEA officials said that it will be open to the public by appointment only by calling (202) 307-3463.   For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre of The NORML Foundation   (202) 483-8751 or Adam Smith of DRCNet   (202) 293-8340. *THE DRUG POLICY FOUNDATION HOSTS ITS 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DRUG POLICY REFORM MAY 12-15 AT THE HOLIDAY INN, BETHESDA, MARYLAND. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE DPF   (202) 537-5005.*
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