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Drug deal that led to overdose leads to charges

A person will be charged with attempted homicide in St. Lucie County in connection with a drug deal that led to an overdose, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office said it's the first time in the county anyone has been charged in such a fashion.

Earlier this year Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law that targets drug dealers who push opioids.

The law was designed to criminalize traffickers of fentanyl and discourage distribution of the drug.

The sheriff plans to hold a news conference at 3 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the case.

It will be streamed here on WPTV.com and the WPTV.com Facebook page.


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