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SMLA March 2020 Membership Meeting - CANCELLED

  • 17 Mar 2020
  • 17:30 - 20:30
  • Elks Lodge #188, 1945 Congress Street, Portland, ME
  • 200


17th March 2020 Meeting

Marijuana, opioids, and human trafficking - what landlords need to know

Scott Pelletier, Head of the Maine DEA, will discuss the opioid crisis, meth labs, warning signs and testing.

Born and raised in Maine, Scott served 7½ years as a Military Policeman in the US Army and 26 years with the Portland Maine Police Department. During those 26 years, he spent over half of that time assigned to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and testified before Congress regarding the increase in availability of South American heroin in Maine and its effect on the state’s overdose death rate. In 2013, he was hired as a Commander with the Maine DEA, where he currently oversees four of the eight Task Force offices in the state.

Seth Russell, an associate with Zerillo Law Firm, LLC, will provide an update on marijuana laws and implications for landlords and their tenants.

Seth is associated with Zerillo Law Firm, LLC, where he assists small businesses with their marijuana regulatory and business law needs.  Seth is a graduate of Champlain College and New York University Law School. He is a member of the National Cannabis Bar Association. Seth hails from Falmouth, Maine.  

Jonathan Sahrbeck will talk about human trafficking in the Greater Portland area, warning signs for landlords, and what we should do if we suspect something. It is more common than one might think!

In addition, a Portland Inspector from the Licensing and Housing Safety Department will be present at each meeting through May 2020. This month, we will be pleased to welcome Kevin Hanscombe.


All registrations must be in no later than midday on Monday, March 16th for food order and headcount purposes.

·       Registration before Friday, March 13th at 5.30 PM:

       Members - $30,   Non-members - $40

·     Registration before Monday, March 16th at Noon:

       Members - $35,   Non-members - $45

Registration closes on Monday, March 16th at Noon.

Event registration, plus join or renew your SMLA membership at www.smlamaine.com

Postal Address:
306 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

Phone: (207) 200-7963

Email: smlaemail19@gmail.com

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