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Three out of every four women arrested last year tested positive for drugs, according to a San Diego Association of Governments study released this morning. A slightly smaller percentage of men (68 percent) posted similar positive results.

We’re not talking about Tylenol. The study looked for positive results of marijuana, cocaine, opiates/heroin, PCP and methamphetamine.

One in five women arrested and one in four men arrested tested positive for more than one drug. (The most common combination was marijuana and meth.)

And nearly one in every three people who reported injecting drugs said they’d shared a needle or paraphernalia with another user.

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ROB DAVIS

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