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Some border drug screening devices can't detect low purity fentanyl

The gadgets, which cost $26 million, can't pick up the drug if the purity is less than 10%, a report says.

Douglas is turning to tourism for an economic boost

The city is conducting tours twice a month in the community.

Arizona now has misgivings about Purdue opioid settlement

The attorney general says the maker of OxyContin has worked to undermine terms of the settlement.

Mexican military finds synthetic drug lab in Sonora near Arizona border

It’s the latest in a growing number of drug laboratories discovered by Mexican authorities this year.

Exploring the science behind medical marijuana

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Criminal justice employees see what life is like after prison, how to pronounce Tohono O'odham, and a look at "Voices of Vail."

Some states say they'll keep fighting Purdue Pharma in court

The fight will be less about the damage done by the company and more over how to divide its assets.

Half of Arizona voters support legal marijuana

A polling firm says it's too early to say if the potential 2020 initiative would pass.

Agent: Arizona's spike in seized fentanyl pills 'alarming'

More than 1 million pills have been seized in the state this year.

TPD chief says sanctuary initiative threatens major investigations

One of the writers of the initiative says interagency cooperation will not be affected.

Arizona files suit against family behind OxyContin

The suit alleges the family made it more difficult for parties suing it to get money.

Mexico and US dispute the assets of cartel leader 'El Chapo'

The countries are debating what to do with Joaquín Guzmán's $12 billion fortune.

Challenges with stopping the drug trade and treating addiction

A panel discussion with Sonoran Prevention Works and the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

A firsthand look at how the Pima County Sheriff's Department seizes drugs off the streets

Lorraine Rivera rides with the department's Border Interdiction Unit.

UA Study: Some medications from Mexico not what the doctor ordered

A team of doctoral students found that many of the drugs fell below guidelines for weight and content.

Santa Cruz County gets grant to fight opioid crisis

15 Nogales medical providers and social service agencies to develop a plan for fighting opioid addictions and overdoses.

Kratom shop owner explains her advocacy

Advocates tout kratom as an alternative to opioids.

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