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Suspected drug trafficking in Forsyth County results in multiple deaths

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by Jarah Cotton, Staff Writer

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Forsyth County, Georgia reported four drug overdoses on Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017.

Two overdoses proved to be fatal, and the two other victims are currently hospitalized and reportedly in serious condition.

The Forsyth County police force told WSB-TV Atlanta that they harbor a growing suspicion of a powerful drug trafficking business in the area, which they believe are linked to the fatal overdoses.

Evidence of the presence of this drug trafficking ring include large amounts of heroin, marijuana, narcotics, unidentified white powders, and large wads of cash.

Department heads also suspect that the recent overdoses may be a result of a bad batch of drugs, possibly a deadly blend of heroin and fentatyl.

The Sheriff office claims that Fentanyl has been growing in popularity among adicts in the area. Fentanyl pills are pressed into counterfeit pills that look like Oxycodone, Percocet or Xanax.

“If it’s fentanyl or something else, they make be taking 10, 20, 30 times the amount their taking and that is causing deaths,” Sheriff Rob Freeman told WSB-TV Atlanta.

Freeman told WSB-TV Atlanta that his drug investigators are working hard to crack down on drug dealers.

It is crucial that we ensure that all citizens are educated about the dangers of drug abuse, particularly in rural areas such as Forsyth county.

One of the overdosers was a teenage girl who’s death was reported by absentee grandparents. Reportedly, the girl, whose  grandparents have requested she remain anonymous, was last seen alive at a party around 2 a.m.

Her friends say that she often-did drugs recreationally.

Therein lies the problem. People have become ignorant to an dismissive of the eminent danger that drug abuse poses. They see it as an acceptable form of entertainment, particularly in more rural areas.

This laxidasical attitude is one of the main causes of the spike in the popularity of drug abuse in Forsyth. People are left unaware of the consequences of their actions.

It is crucial that people are made aware of the dangers of drugs at a young age to help prevent future overdoses. This knowledge will also help put an end to drug trafficking rings in rural communities.

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