Weapons & Drug Awareness Programs
Long Island K-9 is the only company of its kind to bring to the public live and informative demonstrations of detection dogs at work. This year we have added discussions on the legal penalties and dangers of bringing weapons to school!!!!

Many school districts in the tri-state area request Long Island K-9's live, 45-minute, thought-provoking canine 'Search and Detect' Demonstrations for students.

These interactive presentations are an invaluable supplement to an ongoing drug awareness and the possessing of illegal weapons program. The educational and high-energy presentations incite both the students and faculty to pose in-depth questions to the handler.

"Search and Detect"demonstrations also can provide an exciting and stimulating avenue to promote drug awareness and the illegal possession of weapons in your school, scout troop or other organizations. For more information, about presenting a "Search and Detect, Zero Tolerance Towards Drugs" demonstration and "The Possession Of Illegal Weapons Discussion" at your school today call (631) 878-5349 or email Long Island K-9 Service.

Heroin Epidemic Hits Long Island Schools
Long Island K-9 is very serious about eradicating illegal narcotics and addressing the new threat of Heroin in our schools. We try to provide our schools, clients and readers who log on to our website, the latest up to date information regarding the rise of narcotics in our schools. It is a fact that the new rise in Heroin that has infiltrated Long Island Schools is an epidemic and is more potent and cheaper than ever before. The access to this drug is easy and can be obtained at parties, social events, by friends and dealers. This Heroin epidemic is so serious that Nassau and Suffolk counties have passed a new law called, Natalie’s law, to prevent Heroin trafficking and extinguish distribution. Natalie’s law was named after an 18-year-old Massapequa resident who died of a heroin overdose in June at a party in Seaford. This new law will try to assist law enforcement in their efforts to combat this drug and to help by putting Heroin dealers out of business.

Long Island K-9 provides to schools, Drug and Weapons Awareness Programs, Canine Narcotic/Explosive Detection Teams, Sales of Home Narcotic Test Kits and Walk Through Metal Detectors. All of our staff are either retired military or law enforcement officers. We are a 24 hour service working 365 days a year. If you think that your child is using narcotics, or would like to ask us a question, please drop us a e-mail or give us a call. All questions and inquiries are kept confidential.

Nassau, Suffolk pass heroin laws
    The Nassau and Suffolk County legislatures this week passed similar bills aimed at fighting heroin trafficking and distribution.
    The laws, dubbed “Natalie’s Law” after a Massapequa teenager who died from a heroin overdose in June, serve to help law enforcement find heroin dealers and put them out of business.
    According to a Suffolk press release, under Natalie’s Law a website will be constructed and information relating to all heroin arrests will be posted on a monthly basis to the public at-large. Heroin-related arrests will be mapped out to illustrate “heroin-hotspots” by location, frequency, level of offense, and age. In addition, to develop a regional approach, the Suffolk County Police Department has been directed to develop a reciprocal information sharing agreement with Nassau County relating to all heroin arrests. A regional approach will mutually enhance the ability of law enforcement officials to stop heroin distribution and trafficking rings that do not honor county borders.
    Natalie’s Law posits that by mapping and posting heroin-related arrests patterns, trends, and “hotspots” will emerge and information will be more ready and useful for public consumption. In addition, Natalie’s Law will allow all responsible members of society to access to this information. Natalie’s Law allows civic groups, churches, synagogues, PTA’s, schools, and parents to identify trouble areas.
    The law is strictly aimed at heroin, not cocaine, pills or other drugs.

What is it called?
Street Names For Heroin
Big H Boy Capital H
China White Chiva Dead On Arrival
Diesel Dope Eighth
Good H H Hell Dust
Horse Junk Mexican Horse
Mud Poppy Smack
Thunder Train White Junk

What is heroin?
Heroin is a highly addictive and rapidly acting opiate (a drug that is derived from opium). Specifically, heroin is produced from morphine, which is a principal component of opium. Opium is a naturally occurring substance that is extracted from the seedpod of the opium poppy.

What does it look like?
The appearance of heroin can vary dramatically. In the eastern United States, heroin generally is sold as a powder that is white (or off-white) in color. (Generally, the purer the heroin the whiter the color, because variations in color result from the presence of impurities.) In the western United States, most of the heroin available is a solid substance that is black in color. This type of heroin, known as black tar, may be sticky (like tar) or hard to the touch. Powdered heroin that is a dirty brown color also is sold in the western United States.

Who uses heroin?
Individuals of all ages use heroin--data reported in the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse indicate that an estimated 3,091,000 U.S. residents aged 12 and older have used heroin at least once in their lifetime. The survey also revealed that many teenagers and young adults have used heroin at least once--76,000 individuals aged 12 to 17 and 474,000 individuals aged 18 to 25.
Heroin use among high school students is a particular problem. Nearly 2 percent of high school seniors in the United States used the drug at least once in their lifetime, and nearly half of those injected the drug, according to the University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future Survey.

How is heroin abused?
Heroin is injected, snorted, or smoked. Many new, younger users begin by snorting or smoking heroin because they wish to avoid the social stigma attached to injection drug use. These users often mistakenly believe that snorting or smoking heroin will not lead to addiction. Users who snort or smoke heroin at times graduate to injection because as their bodies become conditioned to the drug, the effects it produces are less intense. They then turn to injection--a more efficient means of administering the drug--to try to attain the more intense effects they experienced when they began using the drug.

What are the risks?
Both new and experienced users risk overdosing on heroin because it is impossible for them to know the purity of the heroin they are using. (Heroin sold on the street often is mixed with other substances such as sugar, starch, or quinine. An added risk results when heroin is mixed with poisons such as strychnine.) Heroin overdoses--which can result whether the drug is snorted, smoked, or injected--can cause slow and shallow breathing, convulsions, coma, and even death.
All heroin users--not just those who inject the drug--risk becoming addicted. Individuals who abuse heroin over time develop a tolerance for the drug, meaning that they must use increasingly larger doses to achieve the same intensity or effect they experienced when they first began using the drug. Heroin ceases to produce feelings of pleasure in users who develop tolerance; instead, these users must continue taking the drug simply to feel normal. Addicted individuals who stop using the drug may experience withdrawal symptoms, which include heroin craving, restlessness, muscle and bone pain, and vomiting.
Heroin users who inject the drug expose themselves to additional risks, including contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B and C, and other blood-borne viruses. Chronic users who inject heroin also risk scarred or collapsed veins, infection of the heart lining and valves, abscesses, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and liver and kidney disease.