LI anti-drug group rallies against heroin
An anti-drug group held a rally in Massapequa Saturday to raise awareness of the growing problem of heroin addiction in the community.
Samantha Gdanski, 14, and her friends came out to support the new group, Drug-Free Massapequa, because they say it's frightening how easy it is for teens to get access to heroin.
The recent heroin-related death of 18-year-old Natalie Ciappa brought to light the seriousness of the problem on Long Island. Nassau Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey says in 2009 alone there have been 350 heroin-related arrests in the county, most of them in Massapequa.
"No one can answer why Massapequa," says Drug-Free Massapequa Co-Founder Janice Talento.