Targeting dealers in war on heroin

The war on heroin is going to get cranked up a few notches today.

And this time the target is those who are peddling this poison - and fueling the epidemic that is causing so much heartache across Delaware County, the region and nation.

State Rep. Jamie Santora, R-163, of Upper Darby today will roll out legislation that provides a minimum sentence for heroin dealers.

It's not a surprise that this is on Santora's radar. Upper Darby has been hard hit by the heroin scourge. At one point recently police responded to six overdoses in a 24-hour period.

Santora will be flanked today a a group of lawman, including Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan, and police chiefs from across the county.

We'll be there to cover it.