Cannabis is one of the state’s most infamous exports, and law enforcement officials admit they’ll never come close to eradicating the problem. In fact, since legalization, the black market is thriving.
The Colorado tribe was one of 133 nationwide to receive grant money from the Justice Department for law enforcement.
Bill Masters has been in office for 38 years, and he's seeking an 11th four-year term.
While the black market problem is often assumed to be connected to recreational legalization, it is more closely associated with the 2000's Amendment 20 for medical marijuana.
“What I saw at Saguache was absolutely horrific. I’ve never seen anything like it in my entire career,” said Boulder DA Michael Dougherty.
Colorado’s jails face a lot of challenges; many are dangerously overcrowded and dilapidated. In Pueblo, the problem is finding money after voters rejected a tax in November.
“We have to be proactive,” said El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder. “Otherwise we’re following the story; we’re letting somebody else write the narrative.”
In a written statement, Gov. Hickenlooper said deadly violence against officers is having a chilling impact and the state "must come together and say enough is enough."
A deputy killed in Douglas County will be buried today. In light of his death, we look at the most dangerous situations for officers on duty.