Should Oneida County be designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area by the Federal Government?

Schumer will be at the Utica Police Department on Tuesday to call for the designation after heroin-related arrests in the City have risen by 60% since 2013, and local poison control center calls in Oneida County involving heroin have doubled in four years.

He says designating Oneida County as a High Level Trafficking Area would improve coordination between law enforcement on all levels and provide additional resources including equipment and technology to make fighting heroin and other drugs in county a lot easier.

Schumer is scheduled to address the UPD and media shortly before noon Tuesday.

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