U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers has been selected as the recipient of the National Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year for the 2018 High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Awards Program, according to First Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Reisenauer.

This award reflects excellence in drug law enforcement by the North Dakota U.S. Attorney’s Office that has made a demonstrable and positive impact for the safety and security of the citizens of North Dakota as well as the nation, according to the Department of Justice.

Myers, who will travel to Washington, D.C., to receive his award, has served as acting and interim U.S. Attorney since March 2015. On Feb. 6, the Honorable U. S. District Court Chief Judge Ralph R. Erickson continued his appointment as the United States Attorney for the District of North Dakota.

Myers has a professional background in prosecuting organized drug crime. As U.S. attorney, his office has prosecuted dealers whose drugs led to overdose deaths, and Myers hosted forums in Bismarck and Fargo last year to alert people about the growing problem. 

A North Dakota native, Myers is a graduate of Fargo North High School and has a law degree from Drake University.

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