Cocaine on the Rise in FloridaLast Updated: Friday, June 16, 2017
(Sun Sentinel, May 26) While most of the nation is currently focused on the widespread opioid addiction epidemic, officials in Florida are worried that cocaine could be making a comeback.
Increased flow of the drug from Colombia, coupled with rising overdoses hitting South Florida especially hard, has put the DEA on alert. According to the latest numbers from state officials, overdoses due to cocaine are now at its highest levels since 2007.
“There is a mountain of cocaine, much of it is likely headed our way,” Justin Miller, intelligence chief for the DEA’s Miami field division, told the Sun Sentinel. “But we are already seeing these drug combinations, and cocaine deaths are already going up significantly.” Read more.