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Precursor chemicals for making the dangerous drug fentanyl have been discovered in a home in the Tucson area, leading some to believe that the drug gangs are moving manufacturing of the dangerous drug to U.S. soil. A lethal dose of the synthetic drug fentanyl is pictured. (DEA photo/Public domain)

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U.S. agents in southern Arizona said Thursday they seized up to 440 pounds (about 200 kilograms) of what they suspect is a precursor chemical often used to manufacture the dangerous drug fentanyl, a chilling sign that producers may be moving to manufacture the deadly synthetic opioid on American soil.

By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press January 20, 2023

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