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Elizabeth Kempshall, executive director of Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, said the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico is the oldest and most powerful drug cartel in the world. Drug cartels are growing their operations and present a real threat to Mohave County youth, she said. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

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Local officials issue dire warnings about marijuana

Meeting aimed at combating legalization efforts

KINGMAN - Marijuana is addictive and as bad as alcohol, but that's not what kids today are telling their parents, a senior research analyst with Arizona Criminal Justice Commission said Thursday.