How Florida first responders are working to prevent overdose deaths

  • Source: WJXT-TV 4 Jacksonville
  • Published: 07/18/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Drug overdoses are taking the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every year in the United States. Law enforcement agencies are throwing all of their resources at drug dealers to put a stop to the trafficking of killer drugs, while local firefighters are trying to train the public in reversing the effects. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday the arrests of 13 people in what was called “Operation Meth Side Story,” with deputies saying they’re searching for five more people. The Sheriff’s Office said the investigation resulted in the confiscation of enough narcotics to “kill the entire population of Palm Coast.” “We’ve had 12 overdoses this year, not including three that we had within the last seven days,” Staly said. Staly said toxicology tests are still pending to determine if Flagler County’s latest overdoses are in any way connected to the arrests in the operation spanning more than two months.



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