Kids walking down the hallway of a school. (Photo: Center on Addiction)
National

New National Study: Parents Miss Key Opportunities to Protect Kids from Risks of Substance Use as Teens Grow Older

Kids walking down the hallway of a school. (Photo: Center on Addiction) NEW YORK — Center on Addiction, a national nonprofit committed to transforming how the nation addresses addiction, released a report today that provides insights into teens’ attitudes about drugs, alcohol and nicotine. The national survey of adolescents aged 12-17 found that drugs, alcohol Read more

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office detectives opening a package containing what they believe to be fentanyl pills. (Photo MCSO)
Arizona

Arizona Now Safer with 14,000 Fentanyl Pills Off Streets

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office detectives opening a package containing what they believe to be fentanyl pills. (Photo: MCSO) TEMPE — Three people are behind bars after detectives with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division and Homeland Security Investigations conducted an operation on a supplier selling about 14,000 fentanyl pills Wednesday afternoon. The buy Read more

HSI Yuma special agents seized 527.3 lbs. of methamphetamine along with 14.88 lbs. of high grade marijuana and an AR-15 style rifle.
On The Border

ICE Yuma seizes cache of illicit goods

HSI Yuma special agents seized 527.3 lbs. of methamphetamine along with 14.88 lbs. of high grade marijuana and an AR-15 style rifle. (Photo: USCBP) YUMA, Ariz. – Over the weekend, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Yuma special agents arrested Angel Leon-Camberos, 26, and allegedly seized 527.3 pounds of methamphetamine (approximate street value of nearly $7.2 million), Read more

Officers located methamphetamine from within the tailgate and quarter panels of a smuggling vehicle. (Photo USCBP)
On The Border

Arizona Border Patrol Officers Seize $324K Worth of Meth, Fentanyl

Officers located methamphetamine from within the tailgate and quarter panels of a smuggling vehicle. (Photo: USCBP) TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine and fentanyl Wednesday. CBP Officers at the Dennis DeConcini Pedestrian Crossing referred a 30-year-old Read more

(Left to Right) Trevor David Elder, Antonio Raymond Vallejos. Photo MCSO
Crime

Duo Arrested for Drugs in Fort Mohave

(Left to Right) Trevor David Elder, Antonio Raymond Vallejos. (Photo: MCSO) FORT MOHAVE — A duo from Bullhead City was arrested on various drug charges after being pulled over by Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies. MCSO deputies arrested Trevor David Elder, 27, of Bullhead City, and Antonio Raymond Vallejos, 21, of Bullhead City. Deputies were Read more

Crime

Man Arrested for Drugs in Littlefield

James Fiske. (Photo: MCSO) LITTLEFIELD — A Utah man was allegedly found passed out from drugs in a vehicle. Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested James Fiske, 36, of Hurricane, Utah, for dangerous drug possession and drug paraphernalia possession, both felonies. Deputies responded about 12:45 a.m. June 1 to a welfare check call at a Read more

Britani Loree Padie-Esparza
Crime

Traffic Stop Leads to Dangerous Drug Arrest

Britani Loree Padie-Esparza. (Photo: MCSO) FORT MOHAVE — A Fort Mohave woman was arrested on multiple counts of drug possession. Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Britani Loree Padie-Esparza, 23, of Fort Mohave, for prescription drug possession, dangerous drug possession and narcotic drug possession, all felonies. MCSO said she also had two active arrest warrants. Read more

U.S. Customs and Border Protection located more than 92 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a vehicle at the Port of San Luis on June 2, 2019. (Photo: USCBP)
On The Border

Border Patrol Officers Seize more than 92 Pounds of Meth at Arizona Port

U.S. Customs and Border Protection located more than 92 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a vehicle at the Port of San Luis on June 2, 2019. (Photo: USCBP) TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a Glendale resident attempting to smuggle more than 92 pounds of methamphetamine through Read more

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office displays packages of cocaine, heroin, and counterfeit oxycodone pills located during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 on June 3, 2019. (Photo: MCSO)
Mohave County

MCSO Arrests Mexican Citizen for Allegedly Carrying Drugs

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office displays packages of cocaine, heroin, and counterfeit oxycodone pills located during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 on June 3, 2019. (Photo: MCSO) KINGMAN — A Mexican citizen was arrested for allegedly possessing narcotics in his vehicle. Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies conducted a traffic stop June 3 on Interstate 40 Read more