Levy announces plan to fight heroin epidemic

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy unveiled a 10-point plan Thursday to combat the county?s growing heroin problem, a day after authorities busted two major drug rings.

Levy?s plan includes more law enforcement, education and rehabilitation. He says the combination of the three elements will put Suffolk on the path toward controlling the problem.

Specifically it calls for more collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the creation of a heroin task force and an educational guide for parents called Heroin Education Leads to Prevention (HELP).

Levy says school outreach will also be a major part of the initiative.

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced 31 arrests in connection with two major heroin operations Wednesday.

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