Ed Mangano

Nassau, Suffolk Law Enforcement Form Heroin Task Force

Feb 19, 2016
Charles Lane

Law enforcement officials in Nassau and Suffolk counties are joining forces in the fight against heroin on Long Island, forming the Long Island Heroin Task Force. The task force will be taking aim at dealers, not users, of the drug.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said there needs to be an “all-Island” approach to fighting the heroin epidemic.


The tax, much reviled on Long Island, has been subsidizing the regional transit network by taking 34 cents for every $100 dollars businesses and governments pay in salaries.  On Thursday New York's top court dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the tax was unconstitutional, but the story isn't over yet.