By Joe Moskowitz
The numbers are startling. The stories are frightening. And the enemy is unrelenting. But members of a Delaware County Task Force held a forum Monday night at Margaretville Central School to explain how it is trying to fight the ever-increasing use of heroin.
Under Sheriff Craig Dumond said that in 2003 there were eight felony drug arrests in Delaware County. In 2013, there were 110 felony drug arrests, 63 of them for heroin. And, with just 10 deputes in a county the size of Rhode Island, the sheriff’s department is overwhelmed.
Jail is full
The county jail is full, and because so many of the people behind bars have kids, there are not nearly enough adequate places to house their children.