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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.

April 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

March 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

November 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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.

October 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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 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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Border Patrol: Shuttle rider had nearly two pounds of meth

Border Patrol: Shuttle rider had nearly two pounds of meth

An 18-year-old shuttle van passenger was arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs after Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint south of Tucson found her carrying methamphetamine.

January 29, 2013 2:45 pm

2 Arizona pot busts worth $2.25M

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly 4,500 pounds of marijuana worth about $2.25 million in two separate incidents Friday, officials said.

January 22, 2013 4:40 pm
12 smugglers with 1,250 lbs of pot caught SW of Tucson

12 smugglers with 1,250 lbs of pot caught SW of Tucson

A dozen drug smugglers carrying 1,250 pounds of marijuana were arrested Tuesday night by Border Patrol agents southwest of Tucson.

January 17, 2013 5:38 pm
Judge upholds Arizona medical marijuana law

Judge upholds Arizona medical marijuana law

PHOENIX — State and county officials cannot refuse to process applications for medical marijuana dispensaries just because the drug remains illegal under federal law, a trial judge ruled today.

December 04, 2012 3:00 pmLoading…

Arizona border officers seize date-rape drug

NOGALES, Ariz. — A Mexican woman has been arrested at the southern Arizona border for allegedly possessing animal tranquilizers often used in the commission of “date rape” sexual assaults.

October 23, 2012 4:54 pm
Feds eradicate fewer pot plants nationwide

Feds eradicate fewer pot plants nationwide

SEATTLE — Federal data shows the number of live marijuana plants eradicated in outdoor and indoor grow operations has dropped in most states over the past three years, while the amount of bulk processed marijuana seized has doubled in that time.

August 03, 2012 11:15 amLoading…
2 border drug tunnels discovered

2 border drug tunnels discovered

This is the entrance to the tunnel discovered Saturday in a vacant strip mall storefront in San Luis.

July 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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