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PCSO partners with DEA in response to overdose deaths

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 17:15:13-05

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration's Heroin Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) in order arrest drug traffickers responsible for overdose deaths.

According to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, nearly 500 people have lost their lives from a suspected opioid in Arizona in the last four months.

“You cannot just go after these criminals with drug charges. They are killing people in our community. I want to send a message to those preying on our citizens that we will no longer settle for drug charges. We want them to know their next deal could land them behind bars for the rest of their lives.” said Sheriff Mark Lamb.

If you have a tip, you can download the Pinal County Sheriff's Office app or visit dea.gov. PCSO says that you can submit your tip autonomously.