Opioid Epidemic hits St Lucie County hard

Opioid Epidemic hits St Lucie County hard

The opioid epidemic has been hitting the country hard, including here on the Treasure Coast.

Police say they found a couple passed out from suspected drug use while driving with their infant in the car. Thursday evening PSL police officers were called to the intersection of Port St Lucie Boulevard and Glover Street for reports of a car crash.

A white car ran a stop sign and crossed all six lanes of PSL boulevard before crashing into a pole on the south side of the street. Once on scene police officers found a woman unconscious behind the wheel with a syringe in her arm.

A man was also found unconscious in the back seat with a syringe next to him and an infant baby boy in an unsecured seat.

All three were transported to St Lucie Medical Center.

Then police  found the man to be in possession of multiple drugs and paraphernalia. There were 38 pills of a controlled substance and a broken pipe suspected to be used for smoking narcotics.

Both the man and woman were arrested on drug and child neglect charges. The infant was unharmed from the accident, and turned over to a family member.

In a separate incident, three people were arrested after police officers found illegal drugs.  They found opioids, cocaine, and other illegal substances at a home in Port St Lucie. PSL Police conducted a search warrant at a home on Langfield Avenue.  They found more than a quarter ounce of cocaine packaged for resale, a loaded .380 handgun, an array of prescription opioid pain medications, anabolic steroids, and drug paraphernalia. A 67-year old man, a 54-year old female, and a 34-year old female were all arrested on several charges.



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