NEW CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Rockland County is targeting heroin dealers and trying to help addicts.

Authorities in Rockland are teaming up with the FBI and state police to shut down the heroin supply lines coming from New York City and Paterson, New Jersey, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported.

“It’s going to be done through intel, through social media, through developing these patterns of where the drugs are coming from to better identify who the major suppliers are,” Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said.

“Heroin … is not a New York City problem,” the DA said. “It’s our problem here in Rockland County.”

Once an arrest is made, the district attorney’s office will determine whether the suspect is a big-time dealer or an addict.

Dealers will get the book thrown at them. Addicts will receive immediate help.

“We’re providing for intervention by the treatment community upon arrest,” Zugibe said.

The district attorney’s office is also urging school districts to teach high school and middle school students about the dangers of heroin.

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