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Latest Florida Drug Trends

December 4th, 2007 by flanews

Drug control officers highlighted the latest trends in Floridas drug war before state leaders. The Office of Drug Control, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and local sheriffs gave presentations before the Cabinet highlighting the costs of drugs.

Theres no statistic that I can give you that will depict the magnitude of a call that comes to me about every week from a parent, from a significant other, who has lost child, lost a friend, a family member to a drug overdose, to suicide, to a traffic accident, said Col. Bill Janes, the Director of the Office of Drug Control.

Some of the findings, an increase in hydroponic marijuana use and prescription drug abuse. The law enforcement leaders said greater cooperation is needed among agencies to fight the drug problem.

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