Drug addiction has become an overwhelming issue for the people of Staten Island. Having served deep undercover for the NYPD, I was involved in well over 500 buy and bust operations. I know firsthand what drugs do to a community and I will use my experiences to help end the epidemic with common sense solutions.
- Require Medicaid to pay for a minimum 60 day stay in sober living residence following detox – program should be at least 150 miles away from home residence;
- Prohibit drug dealers from being placed in rehab instead of serving jail time;
- Age appropriate drug awareness programs in schools;