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Residents dismayed by drug cases get involved

Recent case of suspect sent home after arrested for producing drugs motivated one woman

Yavapai County is far from immune to the national illicit drug crisis; in fact, in 2015 deputies discovered 14 pounds of pure fentanyl, an opioid painkiller that can prove lethal in small doses, during a traffic stop. Analysis determined the amount seized was enough to kill some 3.13 million non-opioid using adults.

Yavapai County is far from immune to the national illicit drug crisis; in fact, in 2015 deputies discovered 14 pounds of pure fentanyl, an opioid painkiller that can prove lethal in small doses, during a traffic stop. Analysis determined the amount seized was enough to kill some 3.13 million non-opioid using adults.