Show Notes

Meet Lance Dyer, an extraordinary individual driven by unimaginable tragedy and unwavering courage. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Lance enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1982 and later became an esteemed member of the elite Ranger unit. But it was a devastating event in 2012 that changed his life forever.

In a heart-wrenching turn of events, Lance's 14-year-old son, Dakota, tragically lost his life after consuming synthetic drugs, just once. Determined to bring justice to his son's memory, Lance fearlessly stepped forward to lead an unwavering charge against the manufacturers responsible for this dangerous substance.

With unwavering resolve, Lance meticulously gathered irrefutable evidence and collaborated with the Drug Enforcement Administration, leading to the arrest and conviction of 13 individuals directly involved in Dakota's untimely demise. But his mission did not end there.

Founding the Dakota Dyer Foundation, Lance became the beacon of hope in the battle against synthetic drugs. Teaming up with the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, he embarked on a crusade to educate youths, parents, and community leaders on the true dangers of synthetics. Not stopping at grassroots efforts, Lance tirelessly advocated for legislative action, ensuring that local, state, and federal legislators are aware of these dangers and pass effective laws to ban these hazardous substances.

Lance Dyer's relentless dedication to the cause has transformed personal tragedy into a powerful force for change. Through the Dakota Dyer Foundation, he shines a light on the truth about synthetic drugs, empowering communities to combat this peril and safeguard their youth. His story serves as an inspiration for all, reminding us that even in the face of unspeakable loss, one person's courage can ignite a revolution of awareness and save countless lives.

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