Fentanyl: A Crisis in America
Thursday, February 23, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
No Fee to attend
The webinar will help participants identify fentanyl and understand its potentially lethal consequences. The speaker will discuss the scope of the drug problem facing Americans and educate on the effectiveness of Narcan. The webinar will also provide ways and resources for communities to raise awareness to the dangers of fentanyl.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Omaha Division Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Steve Bell began his 32-year career in law enforcement with the Metro Nashville Police Department in 1991. While in Tennessee, Bell worked patrol, swat and narcotics. In 1998, Bell joined the City of Aurora Colorado Police Department, further honing his skills in the field of narcotics as a clandestine laboratory investigator.
Bell graduated from the DEA academy in 2004 and was assigned to the Phoenix, Arizona, Division office as a special agent. While there, Bell worked hundreds of methamphetamine cases and learned the intricacies and science behind one of the United States’ most popular recreational drugs. Bell was a member of the Phoenix Division clandestine laboratory group and was commonly called on to discuss his experiences regarding methamphetamine lab operations.
In 2016, Bell was transferred to the Office of Congressional Affairs at DEA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, later moving to the Inspector’s office in 2017.
With the creation of the five state Omaha Division in July 2018, Bell was promoted to ASAC and now oversees DEA resident offices in Iowa and Nebraska. Bell’s countless experiences with methamphetamine labs in Colorado and Arizona have made him one of the DEA’s most knowledgeable agents regarding methamphetamine.