Vermont's U.S. attorney opposes safe injection sites

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont's U.S. attorney opposes safe injection facilities.

In a statement Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney's Office called the sites "counterproductive and dangerous." They said SIFs would encourage and normalize heroin use, and undermine years of work by law enforcement to curb drug use. They also said the sites would violate federal law.

Supporters of the sites say they would help keep drug addicts from using in public spaces and provide resources for treatment.

Click here to read the full statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office.