10-year-old dies after contact with opioid in Miami

Alton Banks, 10, went swimming at a local pool on June 23. The fifth grader at Frederick Douglass Elementary soon died after alleged exposure to an opioid on his walk home in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood, a hub of heroin and fentanyl sales. Health officials have warned that fentanyl and other synthetic forms of the drug can be […]

Child’s death from fentanyl exposure underscores opioid epidemic

Florida law enforcement officials are stating that the death of a 10-year-old boy is due to accidental contact with particles of fentanyl. According to the Miami Herald, Alton Banks, who was due to turn 11 in a few days, came home nauseous and vomiting after going to the neighborhood swimming pool. A few hours later […]