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The “super pill” looks just like well-known pain killers except it’s laced with the highly potent opioid fentanyl.  Photo: Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Intersection: Opioid Crisis & Law Enforcement

While police officers and sheriff’s deputies add narcan- the overdose reversal drug- to their tool kit, the state of Florida is also stepping up prosecution for dealers. is the combination of better resuscitation tools for first responders and tougher penalties for dealers a good one? Orange and Osceola County Public Defender Robert Wesley joins Intersection with Lt. Dominick Galiano, commander of the Orange County sheriff’s office street drugs unit.
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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: 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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