Sen. Charles Schumer pushes for more funding to combat heroin use

Schumer wants to designate Putnam and Rockland counties

Schumer wants to designate Putnam and Rockland counties as high-intensity drug-trafficking areas, or HIDTA. (August 5, 2014 5:42 PM)

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer joined forces with others at the Putnam County Sheriff's Department Tuesday to discuss ways to obtain more funding to combat heroin use.

Schumer wants to designate Putnam and Rockland counties as high-intensity drug-trafficking areas, or HIDTA.

He says the designation allows law enforcement, as well as treatment and prevention education services, to get needed...

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