Attorney General Ashley Moody News Release
|October 26, 2022
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ONE PILL CAN KILL: Enough Fentanyl Seized in Past Few Months to Kill the Entire Population of Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody is announcing, that in just the past few months, authorities have seized enough fentanyl that could kill the entire population of Florida. This announcement is following an 11-pound drug bust by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, a record-breaking seizure for the agency. This terrible news comes as Attorney General Moody continues to fight in court to force Biden to secure the border and stop the influx of this deadly drug.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “This is terrible news, and I am afraid it will only get worse. With enough fentanyl seized in just a few short months to kill the entire population of Florida, it’s not hard to imagine how much is being sold on our streets undetected. While Florida law enforcement is doing a tremendous job interdicting deadly drugs, if Biden will not do his job and secure the border, our state will be overrun and the death toll from fentanyl overdoses will continue to increase.”
Earlier in October, Attorney General Moody announced a massive drug bust involving more than 50 pounds of fentanyl. To read more about the major drug seizure, click here.
Additional fentanyl cases from around the state in the past few months include:
- Oct. 10, Hernando County Sheriff’s Deputies seized 1.2 pounds of fentanyl;
- Sept. 21, Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies seized 8.35 kilograms of fentanyl;
- Sept. 20, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office seized 3 kilograms of fentanyl;
- Sept. 16, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office seized 219 grams of fentanyl;
- Sept. 8, Fort Walton Beach Police and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputies seized 48.6 grams of fentanyl;
- Aug. 19, Central Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force members seized 192 grams of fentanyl;
- Aug. 11, Palm Bay Police officers seized 412.7 grams of fentanyl;
- Aug 4, Hernando County Sheriff’s Deputies seized 252.9 grams of fentanyl;
- July 28, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies seized 2 pounds of fentanyl;
- July 14, Flagler County Sheriff’s Deputies seized 180 grams of fentanyl; and
- June 2, Lee County Sheriff’s Deputies seized 0.5 kilograms of fentanyl.
Attorney General Moody continues to fight the Biden administration in court to force the federal government to enforce public safety immigration laws. More information about several of these cases are linked below:
- Oct. 26, 2022: Attorney General Moody Files Brief in SCOTUS in Support of the Deportation of Criminals in the U.S. Illegally;
- Sept. 22, 2022: AG Moody’s Attorneys Depose Top ICE Official Who Admits Under Oath that Biden is Intentionally Detaining and Deporting Historically Low Numbers of Inadmissible Immigrants;
- Sept. 13, 2022: AG Moody’s Attorneys Question Border Patrol Chief About Emergency Plans to Immediately Release Waves of Illegal Immigrants into US;
- Aug. 30, 2022: Florida AG Moody’s Office Forces U.S. Border Chief to ADMIT Biden’s Policies are Fueling Unprecedented Immigration Crisis;
- April 28, 2022: Attorney General Moody Challenges President Biden’s Unlawful, Fast-Track Asylum System;
- April 14, 2022: Attorney General Moody is Taking Legal Action to Prevent the Mass Influx of Immigrants at Nation’s Southwest Border;
- April 4, 2022: Attorney General Moody Brings Multistate Action Against Biden’s Unlawful Federal Immigration Policies;
- May 4, 2022: AG Moody Lauds Ruling Advancing the State’s Immigration Case Against Biden’s Unlawful Catch and Release Policy;
- Feb. 2, 2022: Attorney General Moody Takes Legal Action Against Biden Administration for Releasing Illegal Immigrants into Florida;
- Jan. 28, 2022: Attorney General Moody Receives Security Briefing at Southwest Border, Joins Multistate Effort to Stop Unlawful Immigration Program;
- Sept. 1, 2021: Attorney General Moody Joins Multistate Amicus Brief to Stop Biden Administration’s Dangerous Immigration Policies; and
- March 9, 2021: Attorney General Moody Files Legal Action to Protect Floridians From President Biden’s Dangerous Immigration Policies.
Attorney General Moody recently recognized Red Ribbon Week, a national event to support drug-free lives for all Americans across the nation. Attorney General Moody highlighted multiple resources for parents to utilize to help have conversations with their children about the dangers of drug use. For more information, click here.
For more information about the national opioid crisis and additional resources for parents to teach children about the dangers of fentanyl, visit the Attorney General’s statewide resource, DoseOfRealityFL.com.