NR 15-59 Sheriff’s Office Overdose Investigation Update
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office with the cooperation of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has received preliminary results of the drugs found to have been responsible for some of the overdoses that were reported yesterday. It was determined that the substance submitted for analysis was Fentanyl.
The investigation has determined that individuals are purchasing and ingesting what they believe to be Heroin, but is actually almost pure Fentanyl. The number of overdoses to date is 14 with one fatality.
Fentanyl has been found to be up to 50 times more potent than Heroin and tends to produce significant respiratory depression.
Fentanyl is extremely dangerous and the effects can be transmitted even through contact with the skin. Anyone who may be in possession of what they believe to be Heroin may be actually in possession of Fentanyl.
The photograph included with this release depicts the packaging being commonly described by the victims in this investigation.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to please call Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Agent Marlon Buggs via the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 321-633-7162 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477), you can also visit http://crimeline.org/, or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All
information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.
For additional information concerning this News Release, please call Major Tod Goodyear through the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 321-633-7162.