Code Black: Opioids on the Dark Web
Aug11

Code Black: Opioids on the Dark Web

SARASOTA – For many people addicted to opioids, they turn to dealers and they can be right in their own neighborhood. “It is much more anonymous than the standard way of purchasing drugs.” As the founder of his own cyber security company, Douglas Logan knows a lot about dark web marketplaces and what you can find there. “Fake ID’s, fake passports. There are sites that say they’re actually a hit man service.” Among the illegal...

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Code Black: We’re Not Alone
Aug08

Code Black: We’re Not Alone

It’s not just Florida and the Suncoast dealing with the problem of opioid abuse. A new report from federal health officials presents a sobering story that shows we’re not alone. Opioid abuse around the nation has reached epidemic levels, with states such as Ohio and West Virginia hit especially hard. “This is probably the worst drug situation in our country in decades if not a century,” Dr. Wilson Compton of the National Institute on...

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Code Black: A Crisis By The Numbers
Aug02

Code Black: A Crisis By The Numbers

Manatee and Sarasota Counties have been called the epicenter of the opioid crisis, but just how many lives are affected on a daily basis. Here’s a look at some of the statistics from local law enforcement agencies. Manatee County Emergency Services saw a drastic decrease in the amount of Narcan they used this July. 168 doses were used this year, after needing 729 in July the year before. But one month of fewer overdoses doesn’t mean...

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