Arizona is north of Sonora, a Mexican state that is a major trafficker stronghold. Most of the border area is desert and mountainous, with few people and fewer law enforcement patrols. This makes drug smuggling a big problem. Arizona is a transshipment state for cocaine that is distributed throughout the country.
Heroin is a big problem in Arizona, particularly in the public schools. OxyContin is also a heavily abused drug. Methamphetamine has become widespread in Arizona and Mexican methamphetamine is smuggled across the border on its way throughout the U.S., specifically to cities in the Midwest.
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