Las Animas County

Heroin combined with OxyContin kills nine in Las Animas County



Michelle San Miguel 04/01/2014 LAS ANIMAS COUNTY - Nine lives were lost last year to overdoses from a combination of heroin and OxyContin.

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Trinidad flips rules on pot



9/22/2013 TRINIDAD - Trinidad City Council passed a moratorium on retail marijuana sales Tuesday night, then lifted its ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Trinidad passes moratorium on retail pot shops, lifts ban on medical sales



Michelle San Miguel 9/18/2013 TRINIDAD - Trinidad City Council passed a moratorium on retail marijuana sales Tuesday night, then lifted its ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. Council passed the moratorium by a 5 to 2 vote. The moratorium is in effect until June 30, 2014. Councilman Joe Bonato and Mayor Bernadette Baca Gonzalez voted against the moratorium.

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Cannabiz 9/4/2013: Feds could change their MMJ attitude, Billygoatgreen owner found dead



Bryce Crawford 9/4/2013 Under (less) pressure Citing “a senior Department of Justice official,” the Huffington Post reported Friday that the federal government is looking at potentially changing the way its actions dissuade banking institutions from working with medical marijuana businesses.

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Trinidad residents await decision on marijuana sales



Michelle San Miguel TRINIDAD - Many people in Trinidad are pushing City Council to legalize recreational and medical marijuana, arguing it's the economic boost the struggling city needs.

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Trinidad, Las Animas look at pot law



DAVID SANTISTEVAN 12/22/2012 TRINIDAD - Area law-enforcement and government leaders are reacting to the recent official legalization of up to 1 ounce of marijuana for personal use. “The people of the state spoke, and we have to, as law enforcement, protect and make sure we are all safe,” Las Animas County Sheriff James W. Casias said last week.

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Trinidad police set guidelines for marijuana possession



12/14/2012 In the light of the Nov. 6 election, when Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 legalizing personal marijuana use, Trinidad City Police Chief Charles Glorioso provided a set of guidelines for police department officers. The guidelines list when charges should be filed in regard to possible offenses against marijuana offenders.

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Celebration held for first graduate of drug-court program



Steve Block 11/13/2012 The Third Judicial District celebrated an important achievement by honoring the first graduate who completed monitoring and treatment in the Alternative Court Program, a problem-solving dependency and neglect drug court.

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Drug arrests jeopardize liquor license, investigation sought



Steve Block 10/19/2012 Alleged drug activity that resulted in several recent arrests threw into question the request for a liquor license renewal by a local bar owner. The license of Mantelli’s Bar at 137 W. Main St. expires Dec. 25 and bar owner Pat Mantelli appeared at Tuesday’s city council meeting to request a license renewal.

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