FBI Poster Contest Addresses Opiate Addiction

CLEVELAND, OH - The feds are doing everything they can to help tackle the opiate epidemic in Northeast Ohio. Now, local law enforcement is now trying to get kids involved. 

The FBI says the average age of the first time heroin user is 12 to 17 years-old. Now, there's a poster contest for teens in 7th through 12th grades. The poster should focus on the consequences of using heroin or misuse of prescription opioids. 

The winning entries will get prize money and their poster displayed in public. 

The project coincides with a documentary put together but the FBI and DEA called “Chasing the Dragon: the Life of an Opiate Addict.”  This documentary was created to help individuals gain a deeper understanding of the dangers of opioid addiction.  Click here to view the documentary.


-Posters should be 24” x 36” and should be submitted, via mail or in person, to the FBI, Cleveland Division Field Office, 1501 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114, by 5:00p.m. April 30th, 2017.  

-Alumni of the FBI Future Agents in Training program will judge the submitted posters and announce the winners.  Prize money is being provided by the FBI Cleveland Citizens Academy Foundation.

-Students wishing to create and submit a poster may contact FBI Community Outreach Specialist Tamara Larkin at tamara.larkin@ic.fbi.gov for additional information.

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