Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter and Gates Town Supervisor Mark Assini are calling for the appointment of a full-time opioid czar.
Last Friday, Assini shook up the bimonthly meeting of the local Opioid Task Force. Assini railed against what he perceives as a lack of leadership and a losing fight against heroin. Several members of the task force told WXXI News that Assini's outburst was "jaw-dropping."
Jennifer Faringer chairs the task force and says it was like a bomb hit the room.