OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — On Sunday, State Attorney Monique H. Worrell announced the development of a newly developed narcotics unit.
According to a release from the state attorney’s office, “The mission of the Narcotics Unit is to promote a fair and equitable administration of justice, while protecting public safety and preventing overdose deaths through the investigation and prosecution of high-level narcotics trafficking.”
With the alarming increase in fentanyl overdose deaths in our area, Worrell aims to put an end to the drug trafficking organizations bringing the deadly drug into our neighborhoods, the release stated.
The release went on to say that targeted prosecutions, as well as alternatives to incarceration, are essential components of an effective strategy to save lives.
Worrell looks forward to her continued partnership with the agencies under the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, following the dissolution of the Osceola County Investigative Bureau.
Working to ensure that violent drug offenders are investigated and prosecuted is one of the state attorney’s top priorities, the release added.
Worrell will address the media regarding this new narcotics unit at the Osceola County Courthouse on Monday at 10:30 a.m.
Channel 9 will bring you any updates from Monday’s news conference.