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Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox
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Some big names in New York law enforcement have announced the takedown of multi-state drug pipelines.

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Senator Chuck Schumer

Sen. Charles Schumer says Congress should reject President Barack Obama's plan to cut funding for a program that targets high-intensity drug trafficking.

The New York Democrat says Obama's proposal to cut more than $50 million from the program would set back efforts to fight heroin abuse.

Schumer says the spread of dangerous opiates shows the need to boost funding for the initiative.

The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program teams federal law enforcement with local police in designated areas.

Schumer says he'd like to see a $100 million increase.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Albany today to lead the call for getting emergency anti-drug trafficking funding into the Capital Region.


A Williamstown, Massachusetts man considered a leader of a heroin ring in Northern Berkshire County is being held on $300,000 bail following a most recent drug charge.