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[VIDEO] Gov. Cuomo Announces Statewide Initiative To Combat Heroin Use

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In order to combat the recent spike of heroin use, Governor Cuomo announced that 100 experienced investigators will be added to the State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team.

The extra Troopers will nearly double the number serving in the unit.

In addition, the State will launch an unprecedented effort to make supplies the overdose antidote Naloxone available to all first responder units in the State.

There will also be a targeted awareness campaign that will take place on all public college and university campuses.

“Today New York State is taking a major step forward in the fight against heroin.” Governor Cuomo said. “By nearly doubling the State Police’s Drug Enforcement units with the addition of more than 100 seasoned investigators we are going above and beyond to combat this deadly drug. Additionally, providing supplies of Naloxone to all first responder units and raising awareness through our SUNY and CUNY campuses will save lives in communities across the state.”

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