Florida takes dramatic step to stem ‘tidal wave’ of fentanyl, sends dealer to prison for 30 years


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A grieving Florida mother celebrated a 30-year prison sentence for the man who sold her daughter a fatal dose of fentanyl in 2021 — in a case that highlights the state’s zero-tolerance policy in combating the opioid crisis.

“The fentanyl coming into our country is a tidal wave,” Jacksonville State Attorney Melissa Nelson told Fox News Digital of the drug that can be 50 times more potent than heroin. “This is our opportunity to incapacitate dealers who are killing people.”

Most of the fentanyl in the U.S. originates in China and is trafficked in from Mexico across the southern border, where seizures of the drug are up 200% in the last four years, according to federal authorities


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