Overdose spike leads to arrest of Kissimmee man

Kissimmee police arrested a man Thursday for selling opiates after there was a spike in overdoses.

The Kissimmee Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit arrested Toney Morris and charged with possession and selling opium derived substance (Fentanyl), manufacturing and selling drug paraphernalia as well as illegally possessing a two-way communication device.

 Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, which police believed might have be linked to several overdoses in one area of the Kissimmee community, according to a police report.

Of those overdoses, officers and first responders administered Narcan and they were revived and transported to local hospitals for treatment.

In hopes of stopping the overdoses, the Street Crimes Unit acted quickly and was able to trace a source of fentanyl to Morris.

 Morris was arrested in his home at the Cascades Condominium complex off Columbia Avenue. He has been booked at the Osceola County jail.