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The Opioid Epidemic: from a Former DEA Agent's Insider Perspective

Michael Brown
Michael Brown
Director for Counter Narcotics Technology


In this episode, we welcome Brian Townsend, a former U.S. DEA Special Agent and current Founder of Eagle 6 Training, to discuss his career and perspective on the current opioid crisis.

Brian shares his insight on how trends have changed over the years and the reasons behind the staggering statistic of over 100,000 overdose deaths per year.  We dive into the evolving landcape of synthetic drugs and their growing threat to law enforcement.

Brian also speaks about the training involved to keep law enforcement ahead of new illicit street drugs. Join us as we uncover the harsh realities of the opioid epidemic and the urgent steps needed to address it.

Key topics: 

  • Inside look on the opioid crisis from a former DEA perspective
  • Why fentanyl is different than other opioids
  • The urgent steps needed to address and combat the opioid epidemic


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