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Challenges of the opioid epidemic

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The opioid crisis has plagued the United States for over a decade and has begun spreading worldwide. Current data from the DEA laboratory reveals that 6 out of every 10 fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills contain a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl. The unique challenge presented by these low-concentration but highly potent counterfeit pills requires special training for law enforcement to investigate. This webinar provides an overview of the rise of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. and particularly the rise of fentanyl. Through the use of real-life case studies, you will learn how to safely respond and investigate the scene of an overdose. This webinar also prepares you to act in an undercover role by using social media to identify and investigate suspected distributors of counterfeit pills and fentanyl powder. An overview of various federal charges related to overdoses and overdose deaths will help prepare you for successful prosecution.


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L - R: Dean Cardinale, Bruce Gentner

Dean Cardinale is a Detective with the Fresno Police Dept. (FPD). For the last 10 years, Dean has been in the Major Narcotics Unit where he has worked over 300 drug investigations. Since 2016, Dean has been a Task Force Officer for the DEA in Fresno, CA and he has recently created the Fentanyl Overdose Resolution Team which consists of members from DEA and HSI. Dean was featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary “Killer High: The Silent Crisis.” Dean taught the CA Narcotics Officers Assoc. on fentanyl overdoses and investigations and has also received numerous awards for his work in training and investigations of drug crimes.

Bruce Gentner is a Senior Law Enforcement Trainer for 908 Devices. Bruce worked for over 24 years in law enforcement in patrol, narcotics, and on federal drug task forces, and retired from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept. Bruce worked for 18 years as a case agent and undercover detective and has extensive experience in night club drug investigations, clandestine methamphetamine labs, marijuana grow operations, and fentanyl/synthetic drug operations. Bruce has worked on a HIDTA interdiction and DEA Task Force, as well as with FBI, HSI and Nevada Gaming. Bruce is the Executive Director and Past President of the Nevada Narcotics Officer Assoc. He was the founder of the Narcotics Education Foundation of Nevada whose mission was to train and educate law enforcement officers on narcotics related issues and events.