Nassau County steps up war on heroin
Nassau County and Nassau police officials unveiled a new plan to tackle Long Island's ongoing heroin epidemic Thursday.
County leaders and police officials say a new ad campaign will warn parents that honor students, athletes and "good kids" are becoming addicted to the drug often after just one hit.
Under the new plan, 30 Nassau County police officers and narcotics detectives will be assigned solely to combating heroin use. They will share intelligence with Suffolk County, New York City police and the feds to track heroin routes to Long Island.
Authorities say that the majority of heroin users in Nassau drive into Queens and Brooklyn to buy drugs.
Heroin: Addicted on Long Island
Press Release from Edward Mangano
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