Broward Sheriffs Have New Tools To Fight Drugs

Broward Sheriff's added four new drug detection devices.

The devices can be used in multiple places that include the field, processing inmates and traffic stops.

The devices are for BSO's attempt to combat the community's opioid epidemic estimating a 30 percent increase in the number of opiate-related deaths.

"It is a form of technology that gives us a chance to detect effectively what type of drugs were dealing with on a range of different type," BSO Sheriff Tony said. "Not only can it detect fentanyl, but it has a library of thousands of different substances that can be dangerous," Tony said.

The devices cost around $90,000 each and BSO is one of two departments across Florida using them.

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