Staten Island Heroin Crisis

Staten Island — The heroin epidemic on Staten Island is rapidly spreading through the entire area. There have been nine deaths in 10 days including three over the weekend. There have been 70 heroin-related deaths in 2016. The Staten Island District Attorney says it's a middle-class problem. "It started with the painkillers and then it moved to heroin in Middle America," Michael McMahon, Staten Island District Attorney told PIX11. "And Staten Island is more like Middle America that the four other boroughs." McMahon showed PIX11 a map of all the suspected heroin overdose deaths so far this year on Staten Island. The neighborhoods they've occurred in from Rose Bank to New Dorp and Tottenville. McMahon says it's not necessarily a bad batch of heroin, just a stronger variety that is causing these deaths. "The heroin we are seeing is coming from Mexico, 60, 70, 80 percent," McMahon said. "And it [...]