Local, state and federal agents will take part in the first ever Carter County Expo tomorrow morning at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area. The Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council is organizing the event.
The Carter County Expo will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 12, with a breakfast and registration. At 9:50 a.m., the SALT Council will welcome visitors and provide instructions for the free event.
Special Agent Drew Scown of the Federal Bureau of Investigation will provide an informative session on the growing problem of identity theft at 10 a.m. He will be followed by Special Agent Barrier Carrier of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 10:45 a.m. Carrier will discuss another growing problem, medicare fraud.
A morning snack will be provided to guests at 11:30 a.m.
Then at 11:45 a.m., Linda Evans of Adult Protective Services in Northeast Tennessee will speak about elder abuse and present a video.
Members of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department Drug Interdiction Unit will present a session about synthetic drugs and bath salts, beginning at 12:15 p.m. Lt. Tim Horne of the CCSD is expected to present the program.
SALT Council President Karen Mansfield said door prizes will be rewarded to visitors at 12:45 p.m. In order to obtain a prize, guests must be present, Mansfield noted. A question and answer session will also be held at this time.
The Carter County Expo is to adjourn at 1 p.m.
In addition to speakers, there will be several booths set up at the Sycamore Shoals Visitors Center.