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Border's proximity makes Tucson hub for heroin epidemic

Border's proximity makes Tucson hub for heroin epidemic

Pima County has had overdose rate almost twice that of other Arizona counties.

January 11, 2015 10:00 pm Photos

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Heroin's journey through Arizona feeds growing demand

Heroin's journey through Arizona feeds growing demand

Traffickers will use any means to smuggle heroin and other drugs into the United States. 

January 11, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Border Patrol seizes $1.1 million in marijuana

Border Patrol seizes $1.1 million in marijuana

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector seized a total of about $1.1 million worth of marijuana in three incidents Thursday.

September 12, 2014 5:30 pm
Law and order briefs

Law and order briefs

From Southern Arizona's police blotters.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am
7 arrested, 89 pounds of heroin seized in Tucson

7 arrested, 89 pounds of heroin seized in Tucson

Seven people were arrested and 89 pounds of white heroin were seized in Tucson as part of a DEA 11-month investigation, authorities said Tuesday.

June 17, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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1 arrested in $2.2 million marijuana seizure

1 arrested in $2.2 million marijuana seizure

A semi-truck driver was arrested Wednesday and about 4,450 pounds of marijuana seized at a checkpoint near Whetstone.

June 05, 2014 9:01 pm
Agents find $2.2M worth of pot in cattle trailer near Whetstone

Agents find $2.2M worth of pot in cattle trailer near Whetstone

Border Patrol agents seized more than 4 tons of bundled marijuana worth about $2.2 million hidden in a semi-truck and livestock trailer near Whetstone on Wednesday night.

June 05, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Lawmaker who blocked hearing on Ariz. medical-pot research funding faces recall effort

PHOENIX — Supporters of medical marijuana research have targeted a Republican state senator for recall because she is blocking a measure that could fund it.

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Funding option for University of Arizona pot study suddenly gone

PHOENIX — A Phoenix Republican lawmaker is using her power to singlehandedly kill a House-passed bill that could provide the necessary funds to have a study of possible beneficial effects of medical marijuana.

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Tucson Sector border agents seize marijuana, vehicles and track migrants

Tucson Sector border agents seize marijuana, vehicles and track migrants

U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector seized $2.4 million worth of marijuana, recovered two stolen trucks and arrested 14 migrants on the Tohono O'odham Nation Tuesday.

February 05, 2014 5:15 pm
Gunbattle leaves at least 5 dead in Rocky Point

Gunbattle leaves at least 5 dead in Rocky Point

The sound of gunfire ripped through the Sonora beach town of Rocky Point Wednesday morning during a deadly shootout between the federal police and alleged drug traffickers.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Steller: Transparency, not rock policy, is CBP's problem

Steller: Transparency, not rock policy, is CBP's problem

When Border Patrol agents shoot at rock throwers, some argue it’s an unnecessary, disproportionate response: Deadly force against a mild threat.

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Proposed changes at Customs and Border Protection don't go far enough

Customs and Border Protection’s recently proposed changes to training policies and its incident-tracking system are a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to curtail reported abuses by the largest law-enforcement agency in the United States.

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Border agents find $1.5M worth of pot in custom truck near Ajo

Border Patrol agents found nearly a ton of marijuana loaded into a highly modified pickup truck west of Tucson.

September 28, 2013 12:00 am
2 in Tucson charged with performing illegal lipo, breast enhancing

2 in Tucson charged with performing illegal lipo, breast enhancing

Two people in Tucson have been arrested for performing breast augmentation and liposuction procedures without medical licenses — sending two women to hospitals after they became severely ill.

August 06, 2013 5:07 pm Photos

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Missing Sierra Vista girls found safe

Missing Sierra Vista girls found safe

Two Sierra Vista-area girls — a 14-year-old and her 5-year-old cousin — reported missing early Wednesday have been found safe, officials say.

July 10, 2013 6:39 am
Nearly $2.6M of pot seized in Naco

Nearly $2.6M of pot seized in Naco

Nearly 5,200 pounds of marijuana and three vehicles were seized by border officers in southern Arizona.

July 08, 2013 3:14 pm Related
Border task force seizes pot, ATVs in Arizona desert

Border task force seizes pot, ATVs in Arizona desert

Some 1,700 pounds of marijuana, multiple two-way radios and four ATVs were seized last week in joint agency operations that focus on smuggling groups operating in southern Arizona’s west desert, border officials said in a news release.

April 30, 2013 11:20 am Related

S. Arizona border agents seize 3,000 lbs. of pot

Border Patrol agents made several large marijuana seizures over the weekend in Southern Arizona.

April 22, 2013 1:46 pm
Border Patrol seizes $1 million in drugs

Border Patrol seizes $1 million in drugs

Tucson Border Patrol agents arrested three people, including a U.S. citizen, and seized more than $1 million worth of drugs over the weekend, a news release said.

February 26, 2013 10:40 am Photos

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