News 12 Long Island has learned that Nassau County has formed a heroin task force.
Officials say the task force will have eight detectives shifted to the narcotics unit.
Police say they want to gather more intelligence in heroin dealers.
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As News 12 has reported, deadly heroin overdoses have doubled from this time last year.
There have been 36 recorded deaths between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31.
The number is up from 18 in the same period last year.