Geraldo: How New Hampshire's Heroin Epidemic Impacts 2016 Race
New Hampshire is experiencing a heroin crisis, with a record number of drug-related deaths last year.
As the New Hampshire primaries draw closer, Geraldo Rivera visited The Granite State to investigate this major issue and how it's impacting the 2016 race.
On "Happening Now," Geraldo told Jenna Lee that there have been more that 800 fatal overdoses in New Hampshire in the last two years, and 23 so far in 2016.
"It is the biggest issue on the minds of New Hampshire voters," Geraldo stated.
He explained that local, state and federal law enforcement all believe that they "cannot arrest their way out of this" problem.
Geraldo said that although the state motto of New Hampshire is "live free or die," this crisis has raised questions among voters about the role of government in private life.
"We are not going to be able to bust all the junkies, stop all the providers," Geraldo said. "We must educate our youngsters, starting in middle school or even earlier, about drugs. We have to have programs, treatment facilities available. We've got to deal with it more as a disease, as a health problem, than a law enforcement problem."
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