FOUR men have been hospitalized for fentanyl in Fort Lauderdale just days after six military cadets overdosed during spring break.
According to the sheriff’s office, firefighters found the men, ages 26 to 39, in an apartment that contained “drug residue.”
All four men were using cocaine when two of them went into cardiac arrest. The other two gave them oral dosing and were exposed to fentanyl, causing them all to be hospitalized.
One man remains hospitalized on a ventilator, the other three have been discharged.
This comes as six West Point cadets were involved in a mass fentanyl overdose that affected seven spring breakers and sent her to the hospital. According to public security officials, several suffered cardiac arrest.
They arrested 21-year-old Axel Giovany Casseus in connection with this incident. He was charged with trafficking cocaine, but not with supplying the drugs to the college students.
At a Saturday hearing, lawmakers said the Spring Breakers had Casseus’ phone number and had struck a deal with the suspected drug dealer.
He admitted taking part in the transaction.
On Friday, undercover officers cut a drug deal with Casseus and he sold them 43 grams of a substance believed to be cocaine for $1,000, according to authorities.
However, officials do not believe the drug contained fentanyl, the opioid found linked to the Spring Breakers overdose.
“The problem is, [the sergeant] cannot connect the fentanyl with this defendant,” said the judge present at the hearing.
Casseu’s binding was set at $50,000.
The authorities are still investigating this incident.
In the midst of spring break, when many young lives are at risk from potentially deadly drugs, Florida Spring Breakers officials are warning to stay alert.
“We’re seeing more cases testing positive for both cocaine and fentanyl,” said Liz Zaney, a toxicologist at the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office.
The US Sun has reached out to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department for comment on these incidents.
When you or someone you know is struggling substance abusecall the Drug Overdose Hotline at 1-800-662-4357.
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