U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said the Obama administration should restore and increase funding for drug-trafficking prevention in light of a dangerous new form of heroin that is spreading across the U.S., the Daily News writes.
The drug is a highly potent opiod called “China White,” that is deadly when injected and is now being sold in New York as a “superhigh,” Schumer said.
President Obama wants to cut the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program by $50 million, from $245 million to $193 million.
Schumer says now is not the time to relax controls on drug trafficking, rather given what is now happening, greater funding needs to flow towards beefing up controls: “I simply do not agree with his plan to cut critical trafficking funding,” Schumer said.
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