Nevada Tops List For Wiretaps

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(Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images)

(Las Vegas, NV) — When it comes to electronic wiretaps, Nevada leads the nation.

According to data compiled by the Pew Research center, there were 38 phone wiretaps in the Silver State for every 500,000 people in 2013.

Nearly 90-percent of the taps approved by Nevada judges last year were for drug investigations.

Most of the approvals came from Southern Nevada judges.

Colorado, California, New York and Arizona round out the top five wiretap states.

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