The country is in the midst of a major national crime wave.
The Sunshine State has become a national outlier.
And Ron DeSantis made one bold promise that put criminals in Florida on notice.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made standing up for law and order a top priority for his administration.
The Sunshine State avoided the destruction during 2020’s violent Black Lives Matter riots while major cities around the country were plunged into chaos.
The fentanyl crisis has become one of the biggest challenges for law enforcement.
The Florida Highway Patrol Criminal Interdiction Unit recently made a major fentanyl bust outside of Orlando.
A driver who was speeding in a stolen Mercedes Benz was pulled over after driving erratically on the wrong side of the highway and speeding more than 100 miles-per-hour.
Officers discovered a loaded handgun, drug paraphernalia, and more than 15,000 pills of the deadly drug fentanyl disguised as OxyContin.
“Despite the unabated flow of Fentanyl flowing into our nation through the open southern border, State Troopers wake up every day willingly putting themselves in high-risk situations like this, so that they can put evil people behind bars,” Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Executive Director Dave Kerner said in a statement.
Kerner continued, “Despite the advantages the drug cartels reap from the open border, the Florida Highway Patrol will never back down from the mission Governor DeSantis has assigned us; keep our communities safe and fight back against the cartel-driven devastation.”
Record amounts of fentanyl are flooding the country through the wide-open southern border under President Joe Biden.
Fentanyl is manufactured on an industrial scale in Mexico from chemical precursors from China before it is smuggled across the border.
The lethal drug has become the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18 to 45.
Drug overdose deaths, primarily from fentanyl, crossed the 100,000 per year threshold for the first time under Biden.
DeSantis praised the Florida Highway Patrol for the massive drug bust and vowed to “hunt down” fentanyl dealers in the Sunshine State.
“Fentanyl flowing over our southern border is a direct result of the Biden Border Crisis and in Florida, we will not allow it to take the lives of innocent people,” DeSantis said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “In Florida, we will hunt down anyone who brings fentanyl into our communities and puts lives at risk. I am thankful to the officers who continue to put the safety of their communities first and apprehend these criminals.”
Florida is drawing a line in the sand against the scourge of fentanyl plaguing the country.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.