"What do you expect happens when you demonize law enforcement to the extent it's been demonized?" Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz said at a news conference.
New data shows that prescriptions for opioid painkillers have fallen the most in 25 years amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness.
"There's a sense of relief today because a killer's off the streets," Undersheriff Carmine Marceno said. "No matter where she went, no matter where she hid, we were going to get her."
"The reason they're rising up is they want to be able to go out in public and not live in fear."
Talent agencies are circling Avenatti, who has become a mainstay of cable news.