Congressman Buchanan introducing 7-point plan to combat opioid epidemic

MANATEE COUNTY- Congressman Vern Buchanan is introducing “The Opioid Emergency Response Act” this week, the act combines 7 bipartisan bills already introduced in Congress to help fight the opioid epidemic. The bill targets the epidemic through research and prevention, enforcement, and expanded access to treatment. When it comes to fighting the opioid epidemic, Congressman Vern Buchanan says prevention has come a long way, but...

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Code Black: Murder Charges For Fentanyl Dealers
Aug12

Code Black: Murder Charges For Fentanyl Dealers

SARASOTA COUNTY – A few grains of fentanyl or carfentanyl can lead to an overdose or even death. Dealers who traffic these dangerous substances in Sarasota and Manatee Counties could be charged with murder, and a new bill will make that even easier. When it comes to Fentanyl and Carfentanyl dealers, Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight has a message. “If individuals, the dealers, the traffickers, are going to find it necessary to deal...

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