Deadly Drug Investigations

This webinar provides an overview of the rise of the opioid epidemic in the U.S.. Through the use of real-life case studies, you will learn how to safely respond and investigate the scene of an overdose.

The opioid crisis has plagued the United States for more than a decade and is now expanding globally. According to current DEA laboratory statistics, six out of ten fentanyl-laced fraudulent prescription tablets contain a potentially deadly amount of fentanyl. The particular challenge offered by these low-concentration yet very potent counterfeit tablets necessitates specialized training for law enforcement to investigate. This webinar presents an overview of the opioid epidemic in the United States, focusing on the growth of fentanyl. Real-life case studies will be used to teach you how to safely respond to and investigate an overdose incident. This webinar also teaches you to operate as an undercover agent, using social media to locate and investigate suspected distributors of counterfeit pills and fentanyl powder.

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Dean Cardinale, a Detective of the Fresno Police Department (FPD). Dean has spent the previous ten years in the Major Narcotics Unit, where he has conducted over 300 drug investigations. Dean has worked as a DEA Task Force Officer in Fresno, CA, since 2016, and he just established the Fentanyl Overdose Resolution Team, which includes DEA and HSI agents. Dean appeared in the Emmy-nominated documentary “Killer High: The Silent Crisis.” Dean has educated the California Narcotics Officers Association on fentanyl overdoses and investigations, and he has garnered multiple accolades for his efforts in drug crime teaching and investigations.

Bruce Gentner is the Senior Law Enforcement Trainer for 908 Devices. Bruce retired from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after serving more than 24 years in law enforcement, including patrol, narcotics, and federal drug task forces. Bruce spent 18 years as a case agent and undercover detective, with substantial experience in nightclub drug investigations, underground methamphetamine labs, marijuana grow operations, and fentanyl/synthetic drug operations. Bruce has served on a HIDTA interdiction and DEA task force, as well as with the FBI, HSI, and Nevada Gaming. Bruce is the Executive Director and Past President of the Nevada Narcotics Officers Association. He founded the Narcotics Education Foundation of Nevada, whose aim was to train and educate law enforcement officers about narcotics-related topics and occurrences.

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