Brindisi Calls For Funding To Fight Overdose Deaths
Congressman Anthony Brindisi is urging Congressional negotiators to fully fund efforts to stop shipment of Fentanyl and other deadly opioids into the United States.
Brindisi wants Congress to spend $9 million dollars to provide Customs and Border Protection with the latest in technology to detect Fentanyl,
He says the INTERDICT Act would provide customs and border patrol agents with tools and technology they need to detect shipments of deadly opioids.
Brindisi says while China has been the major manufacturer of synthetic opioids, Mexico is still a primary source for its trafficking.
There have been 112 heroin overdoses and 15 deaths in Oneida County since January 1st.
Brindisi was joined at a news conference on Monday by County Executive Anthony Picente, Sheriff Rob Maciol and other law enforcement officials.