Miami Corrections Officer Caught Selling Heroin and Fentanyl in a School Zone

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Thanks, Florida, for yet another insane headline that proves just how bad the drug problem is. The drug crisis, in many ways, has proved that drug users aren’t just the homeless junkie shooting up under a bridge and drug dealers aren’t just the shadowy figures lurking in back alleys. We’ve seen the “all-American” varsity football star get injured, put on painkillers, and eventually throw all his hopes and dreams away with heroin addiction. We’ve seen professionals like doctors, lawyers, and law enforcement officers lose their careers because of their habit, and we’ve seen more celebrity overdose deaths than ever before.

The current crisis has shifted the viewpoint of addiction and who gets addicted. What we’ve learned is that anyone can get addicted regardless of age, socioeconomic status, education, race, religion, etc. Addiction can take hold of anyone at any time, just so long as the person feels the euphoric effects from the drugs are a cure-all for their problems. And then it begins.

The addiction takes over and the addict places himself on some sort of zombified auto-pilot where the daily goal is to get drugs and stay high. It becomes mindless self-indulgence to the point where users all over the county lose their lives while simply trying to evade their problems and stay numb because that seems much easier that confronting and handling their issues.

In Miami, a county corrections officer was the target of an undercover investigation that resulted in the seizing of over 65 grams of fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, weapons, ammo, and money. Adina Spry was let go from her duty after her arrest.

Juan Diasgranados who is a spokesperson for Miami-Dade Corrections said:

As is part of the investigative process, Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Officer Adina Spry has been relieved of duty pending the results of the investigation into the allegations. We are unable to provide any additional comments regarding this matter at this time.

We are saddened that the actions of one employee could tarnish the good work of the proud men and women of MDCR who dedicate their lives to ensuring the safety of the public. MDCR takes allegations of employee misconduct seriously and this arrest should send a strong message that employees involved in these types of crimes will not be tolerated and will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law. MDCR will continue to cooperate with the Hollywood Police Department regarding this incident.

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That’s where we’re at. A corrections officer selling almost every main drug of abuse in a school zone, effectively playing both sides of the law. It goes to show that you never quite know who the dealers and users are. And you definitely don’t know who you can trust. While your child might steal medication out of the bathroom cabinet, your mother or father might be popping pills and drinking.

The world is full of addiction. Is anyone else sick of it yet? I can’t wait for the day when I’m out of a job because addiction is no longer a thing.

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Jason Good

Jason has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for over 10 years. Having been an addict himself he brings real-word experience to the table when helping addicts and their families, while also offering a first-person perspective to the current drug crisis. Jason is passionate about educating the public about what’s currently going on in our society, and thankfully, offers practical solutions. Jason is also the co-host of The Addiction Podcast—Point of No Return. You can follow Jason on Google+, Twitter, or connect with him on LinkedIn.