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Southwest Ohio’s ASSE Chapter To Hold Program on Criminal Drug Investigations/Training Safety

Posted in on Thu, Oct 22, 2009

Des Plaines, IL (October 22, 2009) — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Southwest Ohio Chapter will present a community outreach program Tuesday, November 10, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on methamphetamine and narcotics investigations/clean-up-related training for occupational and public safety personnel at the Sheakley Group of Company offices located at One Sheakley Way, Cincinnati, Ohio. Lunch and the program are free and open to 100 people, including non-members.TEF THE

Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation for Clandestine Laboratory/Cannabis Suppression Unit’s Special Agent Denis Lowe will be the speaker. A police officer since 1984, special agent Lowe has over 21 years of experience in narcotics with 13
spent working undercover. He was with the Lorain County Metropolitan Enforcement Group for three years before joining the Medina County Drug Task Force.

In 1997 Lowe began his career with the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation where he was assigned to the Southeastern District of Ohio Narcotics Squad. During his career he has made several undercover purchases of narcotics, managed confidential informants, conducted complex narcotic investigations, created a narcotic
officer field training program and has supervised narcotic officers in the field. In 2004 he was assigned to the newly created Clandestine Laboratory/Cannabis Suppression Unit. A certified hazardous materials technician and site safety officer, Lowe has responded to and coordinated responses to over 300 clandestine drug laboratories, and is also the Clandestine Laboratory Coordinator for the Columbus Office of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. A certified law enforcement instructor since 1993, Lowe has presented methamphetamine and narcotics related training programs to public safety personnel and citizens throughout the U.S. He is a 17 year member of the Ohio Narcotics Association of Regional Coordinating Officers, and also serves as president.

To attend the event contact ASSE Chapter official Mark C. Frye no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, November 6th at or 812-926-5718.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. The Southwestern Ohio Chapter based in Cincinnati has more than 200 active members working in all industries. Their featured events include OSHA updates, plant tours, stadium tours and much, much more. Go to for more information.
ASSE’s more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. Go to for society information.

The media is invited to attend. Please contact Mark Frye at 812-926-5718.

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