Brookhaven eyes forum in teen heroin fight

The Town of Brookhaven is hoping to tackle the growing problem of teen heroin use with a summit next week.

Heroin arrests on Long Island have more than doubled in the past three years and police say more and more of the addicts are teenagers.

Comsewogue Schools Superintendent Dr. Joseph Rella says high schools are at the epicenter of the problem. He says opiates of all kinds are more accessible to kids either online or in their medicine chests. Rella also says heroin is now sold cheaply on the street.

Brookhaven Deputy Supervisor Kathleen Walsh says she?s helping the town organize an anti-drug meeting next Tuesday at Town Hall.

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