Heroin on the rise on Long Island

Thomas Purtell, chief of the NYPD Organized Crime

Thomas Purtell, chief of the NYPD Organized Crime Control Bureau, speaks at a press conference on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 to announced the argest DEA heroin seizure in New York and the 4th largest seizure in the country. (Credit: Linda Rosier)

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Long Island grapples with an increase in heroin use among teens and young adults.

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