The U.S. attorney, nominated by President Trump a year ago, must pick and choose which cases his office will pursue.
Officials say the financial penalty is the first of its kind in Colorado's federal court district and among the first nationally intended to help people with substance addictions.
Denver’s move to host a supervised drug-use facility still needs approval from Colorado’s legislature before any action can be taken.
A Denver doctor, a Lyons pharmacist and two South Denver pharmacists have been charged with dispensing opioids outside of usual professional practice.
During his tenure, Troyer was most known for attempting to balance a state constitutional law that legalized recreational marijuana with the fact the drug is still illegal under federal law.
U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer of the District of Colorado says the state's weed laws create an opportunity for marijuana to be sold on the black market.
Troyer also told The Denver Post that his office plans to take action soon against a Denver-area chain of marijuana dispensaries.
Dunn previously worked under former Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. He must be confirmed by the Senate before assuming the role.
John Walsh resigned Wednesday after six years as the federal government's top prosecutor in Colorado.
Last spring, Colorado’s Attorney General John Suthers joined a lawsuit against the Obama Administration’s health care plan, saying the federal government cannot force people to buy health insur