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Pima Sheriff, Tucson Police Chief on the Local Impact of Opioids

Q&A with local law enforcement officials on how drugs are affecting the community, and their efforts to fight the increase.

Napier Magnus hero Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus (left) and Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier, February 2016. (PHOTO: AZPM Staff)

Tucson is no exception to the pattern of rising opioid overdoses and deaths occurring all over the country, and local law enforcement officials have said they want to expand efforts to counter that increase.

Arizona Public Media sat down with Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier and Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus to talk about what the impact on the community of opioids and other drugs and to learn about what efforts are being made to combat the issue.

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This interview is an excerpt from Metro Week. Join us for the upcoming episode Friday evening at 6:30 on PBS 6.

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