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U.S. Attorney Lelling Says He'll Crack Down On Supervised Injection Sites13:48

Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling (Steven Senne/AP)
Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling (Steven Senne/AP)
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The increased debate about the possibility of supervised drug injection sites in Massachusetts has caught the attention of federal law enforcement.

Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling is warning that he will crack down on anyone who opens a site where people could use drugs under medical supervision. He says the response will be different from the way his office deals with prosecuting marijuana, which is also illegal under federal law.


Andrew Lelling, U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. His office tweets @DMAnews1.

This segment aired on January 29, 2019.


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