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Weigh in on Heroin in the Area

Three young men from the area were arrested in what police say appears to be a heroin related case. How should the Wantagh-Seaford area combat the drug?

File photo.
File photo.
A scam involving Home Depot and gift cards led to the arrests of three young men from the area including a Wantagh man.

They are accused of returning stolen  goods to the home improvement store in exchange for gift cards which were later sold to a pawn shop.

But the final step in the scam is extremely troubling. Police said they arrested the men after they used the money from the scam to buy a substance believed to be heroin.

There has been much concern about the impact of heroin on Long Island in  recent years and we want to know your thoughts on the problem.

How big a problem do you think heroin use is in the area? Do you think it will grow or decline in coming years? Do you think enough is being done to combat heroin use? Is there something more you'd like to see done?

Let us know in the comment section below.
Margaret Fisher January 25, 2014 at 10:53 AM
The heroin problem in Nassau and Suffolk is already ridiculous. the public is not being made aware of how bad it is and how many deaths of our young people are being attributed to it. I agree with Chris' comment above, that "property values" may suffer if this got out to the public. Let's not even mention gangs at this time, because of course there are no gangs in Nassau! Public information at NCPD keeps a tight lid on all of this at the behest of the County Executive's Office and no doubt the DA's office as well. If we don't start doing something about public awareness, how will any parents ever see the beginning of the end for their children and help them before they are destroyed by this drug. And when you do find out your child has an addiction problem, God help you to get insurance to cover any rehabilitation for the LONG TERM help they need to beat this addiction. I have heard of 5 overdose deaths in Nassau this past month.....and that is only what I have heard about. None of this is publicized. Why, for goodness sake, why?
Laura McLellan Massoni January 25, 2014 at 01:32 PM
Heroin use in the neighborhood is very bad with the age group 19 to 25, this age group got swept up pretty bad as heroin became the popular drug when they were in high school. I believe the high schools kids now have seen the destruction and overdoses and will be less likely to try it.

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