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May 2018 Archives

Police announce significant heroin and fentanyl seizure

Florida authorities have reported that 15 people have been taken into custody in connection with seized drugs worth approximately $7 million. In a May 30 announcement, the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said that opioid overdoses in the area have fell dramatically after 3,582 grams of heroin, 770 grams of fentanyl and significant quantities of powder and crack cocaine were discovered during the search of two Crestview homes in February. Deputies say that a small amount of MDMA, which is also known as ecstasy, was also found.

Prescription pain medication can lead to addiction and jail time

There are countless valid medical reasons why people end up receiving a prescription for pain medication. Maybe you got into a car accident and suffered soft tissue damage in your neck. Perhaps you had a surgery. Serious illnesses, chronic migraines and other injuries can all require pain relief for you to function on a daily basis. Sadly, pain relief prescriptions often prove to be both dangerous and addictive for some of the people who take them.

Investigators arrest 17 for dealing drugs

The opioid epidemic has been hitting the Treasure Coast of Florida community hard. A series of investigations by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Department led to the arrest of 17 people for allegedly possessing and selling cocaine, heroin and fentanyl. A detective from the sheriff's department said that the efforts of law enforcement appear to have decreased the number of narcotic overdoses in the region.

Authorities accuse man of being linked to heroin overdoses

On May 3, Florida authorities reported that they believed that they had taken a man who was believed to be a drug trafficker involved in multiple heroin overdoses into custody. The man was identified as a 32-year-old who was previously known to be a drug trafficker.

Man sentenced to 15 years for sexual exploitation of a minor

On April 17, a Florida man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he was convicted on a criminal charge associated with the sexual exploitation of a minor. Once he is released from prison, he will have 10 years of supervised probation and be required to register as a sex offender.

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