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Oregon 1st state to decriminalize possession of drugs

Police in Oregon can no longer arrest someone for possession of small amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other drugs as a ballot measure that decriminalized them took effect on Monday. Instead, those found in possession would face a $100 fine or a health assessment that could lead to addiction counseling. Backers of the

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Last of 15 Defendants Convicted and Sentenced for Prescott-Area Heroin Sales

“Operation Blackwater,” a two-year federal and state investigation focusing on eliminating the heroin trade in the Prescott and Prescott Valley area has wrapped up with the conviction and sentencing of 15 area drug runners. The last of the 15, Jaime Rene Calderon, 28, of Prescott, Arizona, was sentenced by United States District Judge Steven P.

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