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Carfentanil death has law enforcement warning of danger

April 16, 2018- The first confirmed death in Arizona from the opioid Carfentanil has been reported and law enforcement officials are putting out the warning.

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Opioid Obstacles

April 5, 2018- As doctors are prescribing fewer legitimate opioids, some people are concerned about unintended consequences.

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Killer Painkillers

March 19, 2018- Fatal fentanyl overdoses continue to rise as prescription narcotics are no longer available on the black market.

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ARIZONA'S OPIOID EMERGENCY

December 16, 2017- Arizona has seen a rising opioid problem in the last year, and the impact on Southern Arizona is evident.

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Police crime lab tests identify seized pharmaceutical drugs as being fake

October 11, 2017- After testing multiple seizures of pills represented as the pharmaceutical product oxycodone hydrochloride, the Tucson Police Department Crime Lab found that these pills were illicit (fake) pills that were produced in a clandestine laboratory and not to FDA regulated standards.

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Man Indicted for Selling Fentanyl That Caused Overdose

August 24, 2017- The largest seizure of fentanyl occurred in Phoenix one week ago.  Now another first, Pima County is prosecuting a man for allegedly selling the dangerous drug to a man who overdosed and died.

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Deadly White china drug hitting the streets of tucson

June 29, 2017- A new deadly drug is hitting the streets of Tucson and local law enforcement is highly concerned about the impact it could have on our community.

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TPD Officer Saves Local Man's Life during drug overdose

June 26, 2017- Tucson News Now spoke to the Tucson Police officer who helped save a local man’s life as he was overdosing on drugs.

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Fentanyl a deadly danger for tucson crime lab

June 8, 2017- Tucked away from the drug busts and seizures on the streets of southern Arizona, the Tucson Police Department Crime Lab has increased its safety measures to protect against a deadly substance, Fentanyl.

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More Potent Drugs Endanger Police Dogs

June 8, 2017- Modern street drugs are so dangerous -- contact with just a trace could kill police---and the canine partners who help them search for drugs.

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More people dying from unintentionally taking powerful drug

May 14, 2017- More people are dying of fentanyl overdoses because they are unintentionally taking the drug.

Pima County Medical Examiner Greg Hess just calculated the 2016 overdose numbers for his office. In 2016 there were 16 fatal fentanyl overdoses in Pima County. There were 14 in 2015 and 5 in 2014.

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TPD breaks up violent home invasion crew

February 20, 2017- It's one of the most dangerous and violent home invasion groups Tucson police has investigated in recent memory.  Tucson police said this group is tied into homicides, drugs and money laundering.

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Tucson smoke shop shutdown after spice raid

January 26, 2017- One man has been arrested and a Tucson smoke shop has been shuttered after authorities raided the business Wednesday night.

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Narcan and fake pills fuel anti-opioid efforts in southern Arizona

January 11, 2017- Approximately 5,000 counterfeit pills were pulled off the streets of Tucson in 2016, according to the Counter Narcotics Alliance.

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3 Accused of illegal 'spice' sales at Tucson Smoke Shop

November 29, 2016- Tucson Police arrested three men Monday night who are suspected of selling the illegal drug "spice" out of a local smoke shop, authorities said.

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Tucson Police officers supplied with Narcan, an antidote to opioid overdose

November 21, 2016- Tucson Police Department officers are supplied with Naxolone, or Narcan, which is an antidote to opioid overdose. 

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Home invasion crew arrested at Tucson hotel

July 7, 2016- An alleged home invasion crew has been arrested in Tucson by Tucson Police Department officers and Counter Narcotics Alliance agents.

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TPD's new approach to deadly drug use

June 30, 2016- Heroin overdoses left 93 people dead in Pima County last year, according to the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office.

Heather Ruiz, a recovering addict in Tucson, is thankful not to be one of those deaths because she's experienced to much loss already.

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Illegal pot business busted in Tucson

September 15, 2012- Tucson Police raided several business locations for illegal marijuana growing activity.

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$1.2 Million pot-growing operation found at northwest side home

June 20, 2012- Two men were arrested Monday on charges of growing marijuana valued at more than $1.2 million in a Northwest Side residence, the Pima County Sheriff's Department said.

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15 arrested in heroin trafficking investigation

February 22, 2012- Fifteen people were arrested and more than 9 pounds of heroin were seized following a seven-month, multi-agency investigation into heroin trafficking in Tucson, TPD announced Wednesday.

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Tucson police raid strip club, 5 arrested on drug counts

March 19, 2010- Five people were arrested on drug charges Thursday night at a midtown strip club where two fatal shootings occurred last year.

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