TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police in all New Jersey counties are now allowed to use a heroin-overdose antidote to combat a growing problem.
Gov. Chris Christie held a news conference Tuesday at a Trenton drug treatment center to announce the statewide expansion of a pilot program that allows police officers to carry and administer Narcan.
“Law enforcement has to take a holistic approach to problems that plague society,” state Attorney General John Hoffman told WCBS 880’s Monica Miller. “And we’re not going to be able to arrest our way out of this problem.”