CANTON, New York (WWNY) – There’s a improve of plans for a methadone clinic in Massena. It’s now coming to Canton, but village officials say no a single informed them.

St. Lawrence County wishes to set a methadone clinic at its Human Expert services Centre in Canton. It could provide 100 or a lot more previous drug addicts a day. Village officers say their law enforcement main located out about it only recently.

“We are wanting for information…We just want to know what it is about and we want the possibility to be in a position to separate simple fact from fiction,” claimed Canton Mayor Michael Dolan.

Village officials are now arranging a meeting with county officers. There are considerations.

“We just have a number of concerns. Namely, is it going to raise our crime? Is it going to maximize the use of our solutions this kind of as law enforcement and rescue and items like that,” claimed James Santimaw, Canton police main.

The county legislature voted 15- on November 1 to have its Community Expert services Office operate a methadone clinic, but the resolution did not say the place.

Methadone satisfies an addict’s craving, but does not deliver a large. The county presently runs four habit clinics. But they don’t give methadone.

“This is just an further cure that’s being supplied in a clinic that has been there for years,” reported St. Lawrence County Legislator John Burke (R. – 12th District).

A year-and-a-half in the past, the county picked St. Lawrence Overall health System to operate a methadone clinic in Massena. That offer fell by means of. Minimal was stated about it. Now, county officials say they want to allay Canton’s fears.

A lot more and far more folks see methadone clinics as an powerful way of dealing with the opioid crisis. And now, that appears to include things like all 15 members of the St. Lawrence County Legislature.

County officials say they can not pinpoint when the methadone clinic may well open.

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