Opioid Crisis Discussion

Data shows the increasing threat posed by controlled prescription drugs (CPDs), with deaths involving opioid CPDs exceeding those involving cocaine and heroin combined. Street gangs and other criminal groups have seized the opportunity to make enormous profits from the sale of CPDs. For this discussion, imagine that you are the official investigator for an opioid epidemic task force in your city.

  • Suggest one strategy you would implement thats geared toward improving the efficiency of the investigation of CPD distribution by street gangs and other criminal groups. Provide a rationale to support your response.
  • Discuss how you would use the ODMAP to track the sale of CPDs by criminals.
  • Provide a rationale to support your response