Titusville Police Seize Over 544 Grams of Deadly Opioids, Worth Over $65K
By Space Coast Daily // February 17, 2022
Titusville PD collect about 220 pounds of prescription pills at Pill Take-Back events
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville Police announced on Thursday that they have seized over 544 grams of deadly opioids with an approximate street value of $65,000 over the last year.
In 2021, Titusville Police Special Investigations Section (SIS) made significant illegal drug seizures combatting the sale and distribution of narcotics, including the highly lethal synthetic drug Fentanyl.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine, according to DEA.
Titusville Police say undercover vice detectives within the SIS unit spent the last 13 months targeting drug dealers through a myriad of investigative techniques and vice operations, subsequently resulting in arrests and drug seizures.
Additionally, SIS worked closely during 2021 with the Department of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and collected approximately 220 pounds of prescription pills through unwanted/expired Pill Take-Back events.
The next DEA Pill Take Back event will be on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Parrish Medical Center and Walmart.
“We remain committed to targeting and stopping anyone who is engaged in the sale of deadly narcotics in the City of Titusville,” said SIS Sgt. Troy Barbour.
“Reducing the availability of narcotics within our community, especially Fentanyl, will ultimately reduce overdoses and save lives,” added Barbour.
Anyone with information in reference to illegal drug activity is urged to contact police at (321) 264-7800 or can remain anonymous and they are eligible for a reward of up to $5000 by contacting Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.