By CBSNewYork Team

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An extensive new report says America’s war on drugs has been a failure in New Jersey.

The New Jersey Policy Perspective advocacy group says the state has spent nearly $12 billion on arrests, prosecutions and incarcerations in just the last decade.

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Despite the billions spent, the report shows the number of overdose deaths has skyrocketed for whites, Blacks and Hispanics.

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It also shows Black people are arrested more than three times as often as white people for drug violations.

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To read the report, click here.

CBSNewYork Team