Florida Attorney General Weekly Update

Drug abuse destroys lives, divides families and jeopardizes the safety of our communities. As Florida’s Attorney General and a former state prosecutor I have seen the destruction it causes firsthand. I have also seen families reunited and lives changed with the help of good people who stand up to fight against drug abuse and addiction.

This week, I was humbled to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Drug Free America Foundation for the small role I’ve played in fighting drug abuse. We have a lot of great partners in this fight, and Florida exemplifies how local, state and federal law enforcement can work in harmony to stop drug traffickers.

My office has worked with these great law enforcement partners in recent weeks on cases resulting in 25-year prison sentences for drug dealers trafficking dangerous opioids in Florida. This weekend we are asking for your help in combating the national opioid crisis by participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

People struggling with addiction will do anything to get their hands on deadly drugs in search of a quick high––even going as far as rummaging through a relative’s medicine cabinet. This Saturday, Floridians can safely dispose of unused prescriptions at take-back locations throughout the state.

Take-back locations can be found, here.

I always say if we can save just one life then what we do is worthwhile, because that one life—is somebody’s son or daughter. They are a mother, an uncle, somebody’s best friend. I believe every life matters, and this fight is righteous.