JUST IN: Drug crackdown leads to West Palm opioid arrests

Updated Dec 15, 2017
  • By Rachel Frazin
  • Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
An opioid investigation by West Palm Beach police has led to “multiple” arrests of people who panhandled on city streets, officers said Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

An opioid investigation by West Palm Beach police has led to “multiple” arrests of people who authorities say were panhandling on city streets, officers said Friday.

Authorities said those arrested were selling opioids such as fentanyl and heroin and used the money they collected to support their drug habits.

It was not immediately clear how many people were arrested.

A news conference will be held Friday afternoon on the arrests, said Sgt. Dave Lefont, city police spokesman.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.