Westchester District Attorney Anthony J. Scarpino, Jr. speaking on Richard French Live showWestchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino recently appeared on RNN’s "Richard French Live," where he discussed the region’s growing heroin and opioid epidemic.

Recognizing that solving the problem requires a combination of expanded education and treatment, additional drug courts, and an aggressive and coordinated investigative effort by all law enforcement agencies in the county, DA Scarpino discussed the initiatives his office is taking to address the growing opioid problem.

Specifically, DA Scarpino highlighted the recent formation of a joint task force to vigorously investigate and prosecute the suppliers in an effort to reduce the number of overdoses. At the same time, he noted, the District Attorney’s Office will continue to support alternatives to incarceration for those who are willing to get the help they need.