Overdose deaths in the Panhandle are up 454%.
The culprit, police say: Fentanyl. The drug is nearly 100 times more potent than morphine and is primarily manufactured in Mexico.
“Those numbers represent a lot of different things,” Escambia County Emergency Medical Services Chief David Torsell told NWF Daily News. “They represent a lot of resources. They represent a lot of money. They represent death. They represent a lot of things in our system that we can’t fix or haven’t found a way yet to fix.”
Escambia County paramedics on average are administering Narcan five times a day, per the newspaper.
– Jason Delgado, Florida Politics