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.
Make a Donation
BK Reader is brought to you for free daily. Please consider supporting independent local news by making a donation here. Whether it is $1 or $100, no donation is too big or too small!