#MiamiHerald reports on Heroin--#5thPlague-- and a community plagued with drug problems!


Miami Herald: "In Miami’s Overdose ‘hot zone,’ The Heroin Toll Skyrockets"

Community plague with drug problems?

Capt. Tony Milan, a battalion commander for City of Miami Fire Rescue, upper left, works on an overdose victim in Overtown last month. C.M. GUERRERO. cmguerrero@elnuevoherald.com

BY DAVID OVALLE
dovalle@miamiherald.com


Miami Herald keeping us informed on our communities battle with Heroin and other drug problems:

Opioid addicts are overdosing in staggering numbers across Miami-Dade County — and the “hot zone” for the growing epidemic is the streets of Overtown.


Since 2015, at least 31 people have fatally overdosed in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood with heroin or fentanyl — often both — in their blood. That makes it far and away the deadliest zip code for opioid deaths in Miami-Dade County. The city of Miami itself accounted for nearly a whopping 43% of all 236 county overdoses recorded since 2015.


And those numbers will rise dramatically — the Miami-Dade medical examiner’s office says there are 140 suspected overdoses from 2016 still awaiting final toxicology reports. Of those, 107 are believed to be overdoses involving carfentanil, an even deadlier cousin to fentanyl that is best known for its use as an elephant tranquilizer; 59 of those cases happened in the city of Miami.

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