On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts have agreed to collaborate in investigations of heroin trafficking that often cross state lines. Additional states are expected to join this effort in the coming weeks.

The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force (NEMA-HTF) will bring together the resources of the top state law-enforcement officials across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to address the growing problem of heroin distribution and abuse in communities throughout the region.