Orange County Sheriff Demings sounds the alarm

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSHeroin OverdosesOrange County Sheriff’s OfficeSheriff Jerry Demings Previous articleThe CRAzy initiative in Tallahassee to end community redevelopment agenciesNext articleFlorida needs teachers. High schoolers? Not interested. Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Heroin overdoses increase 62% in 2017From the Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeRecognizing a significant increase in heroin overdoses, Orange County Sheriff Jerry L. Demings is warning and reminding citizens of its danger. “People who buy illegal drugs are playing Russian Roulette with their lives,” says Sheriff Demings, “they have no idea what the drugs are cut with or their potential potency.”OCSO narcotic agents have informed the Sheriff that from January 1st through February 15th of this year there have already been 101 drug overdoses compared with 63 this time last year, a 62% increase. Of the 101 drug overdoses, 70 are heroin-related compared with 28 during the same period last year, this is a 150% increase.Overdose deaths have decreased 56% over the same time period; swift deputy response and the use of Narcan have likely prevented many deaths. Since July 1, 2016, OCSO deputies have used Narcan 55 times.Sheriff Demings counsels, “stay away from illegal drugs, they could very likely kill you.” You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name herelast_img

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