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Police at 12 colleges to get heroin antidote

BUFFALO (AP) — Public safety officers on 12 State University of New York campuses will soon be equipped with the heroin antidote naloxone.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the $27,000 in funding will come from a program that reimburses police departments with money seized from drug dealers and other criminals.

The SUNY campuses receiving the funding are: Purchase, Potsdam, Buffalo, Cortland, Oswego, Albany, Geneseo, Adirondack, Canton, Utica/Rome, Farmingdale and New Paltz.

In all, 258 campus officers — nearly half of SUNY’s force — will carry the kits that can instantly reverse the effects of an opioid or heroin overdose.

Schneiderman said multiple students have overdosed on SUNY campuses over the past year.