The synthetic drug flakka has dominated headlines in South Florida. From mother abandoning her baby to a man impaled on a fence, all you hear about is flakka, flakka, flakka. But a well-known drug is making a comeback and the Drug Enforcement Agency is worried.
A central Florida man and his two associates allegedly recruited women inmates and used them as prostitutes once they were released from prison.
The sudden death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has put the spotlight back on what some say is a growing heroin epidemic in this country. Michele focuses on that with a local substance abuse counselor.
Heroin recovered at Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s New York City apartment after he was found there dead with a syringe in his arm has tested negative for the powerful additive fentanyl.
When renowned actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment Sunday, he reportedly had a syringe in his arm and dozens of envelopes of what is believed to be heroin in his home.
A coroner says ‘Glee’ actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol.
Heroin addictions and deaths are on the rise in Florida, the unintended consequence of the government crackdown on pill mills. Michele discusses the problem with a former heroin addict and the community liaison for “Acceptance House”, a detox and rehab facility in South Florida.
There is a new epidemic of people who have been addicted to opium pills switching over to another dangerous drug which has gotten easier and cheaper to acquire.
A multimillionaire South Beach hotelier and close friend of Lindsay Lohan was arrested at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on Tuesday.
The state’s crackdown on pill mill operations has led to the same types of clinics popping up in Georgia. The presence of painkillers and prescription drugs in the deceased declined in Florida last year, prompting state officials to declare victory.