Subcommittee Field Hearing: Stopping the Flow of Illicit Drugs in Arizona by Leveraging State, Local and Federal Information Sharing

May 21, 2012 2:00 PM | 5636 E. McDowell Rd., Building M5101, Russell Auditorium, Arizona National Guard, Phoenix, AZ

**NOTE: The hearing will take place at 1:00 p.m. EDT and 10:00 a.m. MDT**

Rep. Quayle on the hearing:

“The drug cartels that terrorize the citizens of Mexico pose a real threat to our homeland security.  This is one of the most important geopolitical issues that our Nation faces. This hearing will examine how Federal, state and local law enforcement can work together to stem the flow of illegal drugs entering our country and cut off the funding to the drug cartels.”

Opening Statements

Rep. Ben Quayle (R-AZ), Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security

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Mr. Matthew C. Allen
Special Agent in Charge
Homeland Security Investigations – Phoenix
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
[full text of testimony]

Mr. Douglas Coleman
Special Agent in Charge
Drug Enforcement Administration – Phoenix
U.S. Department of Justice
[full text of testimony]

Brig Gen. Jose Salinas
Director, Joint Staff
Dept. of Emergency & Military Affairs
Arizona National Guard
[full text of testimony]

Lt. Col. Jeffery Stanhope
Assistant Director
Criminal Investigations
Arizona Department of Public Safety
[full text of testimony]

Ms. Elizabeth Kempshall
Executive Director
Southwest Border HIDTA
Arizona Region
[full text of testimony]

Dr. Jay F. Nunamaker, Jr.
The University of Arizona
[full text of testimony]