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February 11, 2020
Dr. Peter Stout, the Houston Forensic Science Center’s CEO and president, Sgt. Donald
Egdorf, from the Houston Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Division, Dr. David
Persse, the health authority for the Houston Health Department, John McNamee,
executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Southeast Texas, and Dr. Dayong
Lee, manager of HFSC’s toxicology section, will present research to be released
Wednesday regarding the size and scope of PCP (angel dust) use in Houston and found
in impaired drivers. Dr. Lee and Dr. Stout conducted the research and the findings will
be published Wednesday in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology.
WHEN: 11 a.m., February 12, 2020
WHERE: 500 Jefferson St.
Houston, Texas 77002
Following the news conference, interested media will be able to tour HFSC’s
toxicology section located in 500 Jefferson St.
HFSC is a local government corporation that provides forensic services to the City of
Houston and other local agencies. HFSC is overseen by a Board of Directors appointed
by the Mayor of Houston and confirmed by the Houston City Council. Its management
structure is designed to be responsive to a 2009 recommendation by the National
Academy of Sciences that called for crime laboratories to be independent of law
enforcement and prosecutorial branches of government.
HFSC operates in seven forensic disciplines.
Ramit Plushnick-Masti
Director of Communications/PIO
713-703-4898 (cell)
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