Opioid Pandemic Underway in South Florida

There's an opioid crisis gripping the nation and South Florida is no exception. The highly addictive painkillers commonly prescribed are popularly known as Vicodin, Percocet and Oxycodone. Lt. Juan Villalba, Jr. of the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Narcotics Division on PBS says the struggle is real.

 

In one day alone this month- Palm Beach officials say 10 people died of overdoses.


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PBC Commissioner Asks Gov. Scott For More Money To Fight Opioid Epidemic
PBC Commissioner Asks Gov. Scott For More Money To Fight Opioid Epidemic
Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay says 500 people died from overdoses in 2016.
 
Ten Arrested for Florida Opioid Trafficking Ring
Ten Arrested for Florida Opioid Trafficking Ring
What were they thinking?! Ten men have been arrested for involvement in a dangerous drug trafficking ring in Florida.
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