Law enforcement leaders are warning Bay County residents about the influx of a deadly, more potent drug into the community.
Police in Bay County responded to 288 overdoses and 31 overdose deaths in 2021, according to WJHG. This year, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office has logged already 58 overdoses and six deaths.
The culprit: Fentanyl. Primarily manufactured in Mexico, the drug is nearly 100 times more potent than morphine.
“If we had a mass shooting with 31 people that died … the community would be in an uproar over it,” Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford told the TV news station.
– Jason Delgado, Florida Politics