Cuomo announces crackdown on heroin surge

June 11, 2014 5:11 PM

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Cuomo announces crackdown on heroin surge

Gov. Andrew Cuomo today is announcing that State Police will add 100 investigators to combat the rise in heroin use and expand access to naloxone, the leading overdose antidote.

Heroin abuse has surged in New York in recent years, and the state Legislature is debating a package of bills that would toughen laws and expand treatment options for abusers.

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