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Escalating Heroin Epidemic: Plattsburgh’s police chief discusses the alarming increase in fatal overdoses and efforts to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic gripping the North Country. Chief Desmond Racicot explains how even more potent heroin mixed with the drug Fentanyl, is not only dangerous for addicts, but also police, and is changing how officers do their job day-to-day. Racicot, who is retiring next week, also looks back on his career and some of the advancements in crime-fighting technology during his tenure as chief.