BUFFALO – New York Senator Chuck Schumer will be in Buffalo Mondayto rally for federal support in the fight against Heroin. According to the Senator’s office, Fentanyl-Laced Heroin is now entering Buffalo and the Western New York area, causing a rising number of heroin deaths.
Schumer will be in Buffalo Monday afternoon to launch a push to prevent proposed cuts to a critical drug-trafficking program that the Buffalo Police Department (BPD) says is essential to their efforts to combat heroin and other drug trafficking.
Schumer will say that instead of being cut, the program – the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program – should receive a $100 million increase.
The senator said that with More Than 35 Deaths Already this Year, Local Leaders Worried Numbers Could Reach 200 in 2015.