Nassau launches anti-heroin campaign

Nassau County launched a new campaign Friday aimed at stopping the heroin epidemic among teenagers.

Police officers complain they're seeing straight-A students and athletes getting addicted to heroin, which they say is cheap and readily available on Long Island.

Nassau officials say they are posting 50,000 awareness ads throughout the county to tell parents they are the first line of defense against heroin.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano says police have already doubled the amount of arrests for heroin dealing this year from last year. There were 48 heroin-related deaths in Nassau last year and officials hope the campaign will drive the number down.

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