December 28, 2018 at 5:30 am

A proposed tactic in the war against drugs may put all New Yorkers on the frontlines of the battle and help save lives in the process. Find out how. As the City ramps up the fight against cartel crime and heroin crossing the southern borders, the states leading D.E.A agent takes us inside the battle against this deadly drug. PBS’ Public Eye tackles a terrifying trend- opioid fueled sex-trafficking in upstate New York. Hear the firsthand account of a recovering opioid addict about the first time he fell prey to these drugs and how he finally broke free from their deadly grip.

Aired on October 17 & December 27, 2018.


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