ALBANY, N.Y (NEWS10) – Some local officials are pushing for a “legislative intervention” to get heroin and substance abuse legislation passed before the end of the session.
Sen. George Amedore was among many state officials and advocates who called for action. There are only eight days left on the legislative calendar.
Laree’s Law would allow police to charge a drug dealer with homicide if a buyer dies from the heroin or opioids they are sold. Amedore said it’s time to forget about politics and listen to the people of New York.
“We have a huge opioid problem,” he said. “Pain pills and opium-types of products and synthetic drugs are killing our citizens, and it’s in every single corner of every single county.”
Laree’s Law was named after Laree Farrell, of Colonie, who lost her life to a heroin overdose in 2013.
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