NYC, upstate prosecutors to discuss region’s heroin epidemic

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Law enforcement officials from New York City will meet with some of their upstate counterparts next month to discuss the region’s heroin epidemic.

The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports the district attorneys from neighboring Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties will gather April 5 with downstate prosecutors. They plan to talk about ways to target drug traffickers who bring heroin north from New York City for distribution locally and in Vermont.

Washington County’s Route 4 heading into Vermont has been the scene of so many heroin-related arrests during traffic stops that the road is now dubbed the “Heroin Highway.”

Warren County District Attorney Kate Hogan says the Glens Falls area is getting “inundated with heroin.”

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office in Queensbury will host the meeting with downstate officials.

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Information from: The Post-Star, http://www.poststar.com

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