CHENANGO COUNTY – Recently signed legislation to combat the effects of a growing heroin epidemic has received praise from several state legislators, including Senator Tom Libous (R-52nd Senate District).
On June 23, State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the proposed legislation into law at Binghamton University in Vestal. The new law has a multi-pronged approach to combat the growing heroin epidemic across the state through education, treatment, and providing resources to law enforcement.
“This package will help save lives,” Libous said in a media release Sunday. “We need to take every necessary step to prevent the death and destruction of friends and families caused by heroin and opioids. Through education and providing services to addicts, we can start to reverse this dangerous epidemic.”