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Message from the sheriff - Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

sadieEducate Yourself, Watch the Video, Then Tell Everyone-Don't Try It!

Alachua County has been able to keep much of the harsh drugs off our streets and away from our kids, but it’s coming.  Synthetic drugs are becoming the “opportunity drug” in the Gainesville/Alachua County area, like it has already been in many other cities throughout Florida and the United States. 

If you are a parent, I encourage you to watch the presentation below and view the graphic videos of the effects this has and the hidden submissive messages that our children are getting through social media and music videos. 

If you are a teenager or someone interested in “just trying” Flakka, you need to watch the YouTube videos and just when you think it’s funny, you’ll see how it quickly turns fatal.  This is SERIOUS stuff and synthetic drugs are no laughing matter.  They aren’t cute, they won’t make you popular, but they will make you an addict and potentially kill you. 

And if you witness someone displaying this kind of behavior, help save their life by calling 9-1-1.  Don’t video it to post, don’t stand around laughing.  The next time, it might be someone you know.  Spread the word, tell your friends, tell your family, Synthetic Drugs are dangerous and they are coming to someone you probably know.

Lt. Kelly with the Gainesville Alachua County Drug Task Force and I presented the powerpoint before the Board of County Commissioners on October 13, 2015. The post from the County's Facebook page of that presentation is in the link below.




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