New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman visited Guilderland Police Department headquarters today to announce the first round of awards for the Community Overdose Prevention (COP) Program, which will provide 39 law-enforcement agencies across the state with funds to equip their officers with naloxone and train them to use the life-saving heroin antidote.
Disturbing signs the heroin epidemic is spreading across New York after authorities say the drug has been found inside a faculty bathroom at an upstate New York elementary school twice since just before Christmas.
Police tell the Times Herald-Record in Middletown they've launched an investigation into the discoveries at Benjamin Cosor Elementary School in the rural Sullivan County town of Fallsburg.
Police Chief Simmie Williams says heroin and several needles were found in the men's room on Dec. 19th. He adds heroin was also found in the same bathroom last Tuesday.