Congressman Tom Reed has come out against a plan to allow drug users to shoot up under supervision in Ithaca. Mayor Svante Myrick has asked the Governor to allow a pilot drug injection location in the city.
Reed says the focus should be elsewhere.
There are currently no such sites in the US and creating a site would require changing federal drug laws. Myrick calls creating an injection site a humane answer to the increasing number of overdoses in the city.