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Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings speaks at the launch of the county’s heroin task force. Photo: Abe Aboraya, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Heroin In Orange County


As Orange County is battling a spike in heroin abuse. The county has a high profile advocate in its war on drugs: David Siegel. His 18 year old daughter Victoria died in June of an accidental overdose- a combination of methadone and anti-depressants. Now the 80 year old billionaire founder of Westgate Resorts says he’s making it his life’s work to shed light on drug addiction and overdoses- and save lives.
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Heroin deaths in Orange and Osceola county.
Central Florida News

As heroin abuse rises in Orange County, so does death toll


Heroin is cheap and lethal, and now in Orange and Osceola counties, it’s become easy to buy. Law enforcement agencies say heroin abuse is rising and so are deaths. According to experts, it’s the symptom of a legislative crack down on pill mills across the state. 90.7’s Renata Sago reports, heroin is filling the void left by pain pills—and many of its victims are younger than 30.
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