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Navajo community worried about meth trafficking

Two recent drug busts have the Navajo community of Tuba City, Arizona, worried that they are becoming a trafficking corridor for methamphetamine.

In the past few weeks, Navajo police seized seven pounds of meth. The suspects were said to be outsiders, including a Mexican national.

Navajo Nation law currently does not ban methamphetamine. Tribal leaders around the country say the drug is becoming a problem on their reservations.

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Recent meth busts spur demonstration in Tuba City (The Gallup Independent 10/19)

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