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DEA Report: California Had More Fentanyl Seized Than Any Other State In 2019

NBC Los Angeles-

Los Angeles remains one of the major shipping points for Mexican drug cartels fueling a rise in fentanyl across the United States, while California leads the nation in methamphetamine conversion labs, according to a federal drug study out Tuesday.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration released its 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment — the agency’s annual publication that outlines threats posed by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs.

Among its many points, the report says that California had more fentanyl seized than any other state in 2019, and that California had the second-greatest amount of cocaine seized in 2019.

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