Schumer pushes statewide drug database

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for a statewide database that would allow law enforcement agencies to track heroin- and other drug-related overdoses, deaths, hospital admissions and crimes.

The Senator says that DrugStat, would be follow a similar computerized crime-fighting system known as Compstat that has been used by police around the country.

Currently there is no database that tracks illicit narcotics.

The state has seen fatal heroin overdoses skyrocket recently.  Heroin is blamed for killing 65 people in the past year – more than double the 29 cases the previous year and only 11 noted in 2011 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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