Heroin scourge has moved from black to white areas
When Det. Jim Whiston started working drug cases in the mid-1980s, heavy heroin use afflicted the historically black Hempstead neighborhood south of Franklin Street.
And just about everyone who was using heroin at the time in Hempstead was black, he said.
"Occasionally, you'd get a white kid," said Whiston, then a Hempstead Village police officer and now with the Nassau County district...