DC Mayor Bowser to announce new plan to fight drugs

Mayor Muriel Bowser says the strategy is changing when it comes to keeping drugs out of the District's neighborhoods.

She will announce Monday that drug suppliers will be the target rather than low level drug users.

FOX 5 first brought this issue to the forefront back in October, when reporter Raul Wagner got an internal memo from the police department that said the Chief was centralizing drug investigations at the beginning of the year.  

Other parts of the plan include a strategy to crack down of the sale of synthetic drugs by giving police more authority in efforts to stop it.

A plan to help hospitals report when someone comes to them for help after using synthetic drugs is also on the agenda.

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