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Schumer looks to curb heroin use

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is asking for $100 million in funding for to curb the scourge of heroin in New York and across the country.

The New York Democrat on Monday is asking for an additional $100 million in federal funds to be allocated to the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program, saying that it will give authorities in New York and New Jersey the boost they needs to better assess heroin's trafficking patterns in the region.

With Mexican heroin flooding the market, Schumer hopes that the additional funding will help develop information-sharing between federal agencies and local law enforcement.

The money would be included in the Senate Appropriation bill, which is being considered within the coming weeks.

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Popsmith says... May 26, 2014 at 12:39 p.m.

You know that dope smuggling can't happen without some people in high places wanting it to happen.

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Pacorabone says... May 26, 2014 at 12:54 p.m.

Check that.... High People in high places.... My guess would be that Sen Schumer has a close friend or relative who runs this program. This would be a mix of wealth redistribution and crony capitalism

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... May 26, 2014 at 1:43 p.m.

How do you think the CIA gets it's additional funding. Their operation has moved from Mena, Ark to some place in the state of New York.

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djigoo says... May 26, 2014 at 2:11 p.m.

Baggers gonna bag.

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HalALouyah says... May 26, 2014 at 7:09 p.m.

What does bagging groceries have to do with this? The baggers at Kroger are usually pretty good

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... May 26, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.

JessePinkman, the bugger has no clue.

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