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Tucson Drugs #36317

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 19, 1975
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(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) says in last quarter of `74, some 3/4 of heroin seized in United States comes from Mexico. Drug problem has recently become acute in Southwest, particularly Tucson, Arizona.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Tucson, Arizona) Funeral of Patrolman Barry Hedrick shown. Last October, 3 persons shot and Hedrick killed as he worked undercover trying to buy heroin. [Criminologist Dr. June MORRISON - says heroin good, available and cheap in Tucson.] Prosecutor Randy Stevens says 60% homicides in Tucson are drug-related. [STEVENS - believes Tucson in emergency situation.] Tucson only 70 mile from Mexican border. Drug arrests frequent. [STEVENS - says young people come from all over country to score dope. When they arrive, gangs pretend to have dope but they don't; violence commonplace.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer (KGUN-TV film)

Reasoner, Harry

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