You know you have them – those bottles of pills, or prescription medications that have expired or gone unused for years. They’re in the back of your bathroom drawer, or on the top shelf of a medicine cabinet. And you’re not alone. Did you know the average American household has four pounds of prescribed and over-the-counter medicines?
Here’s the concern: those prescriptions can be items that we don’t want to fall into kids’ hands, either by accident, or because someone’s looking for a way to get high. Teens say prescription medicines are easier to get than beer, because they can access them from their friends’ and families’ medicine cabinets. Continue Reading »
Tom McGhee with The Denver Post called us saying he “heard a rumor that Yuma County was a hotbed of illegal marijuana grows and cartel activity.” Looks like his story ended up taking a bit of a different tone.
We appreciate Mr. McGhee writing a pretty accurate account of what he found way out here, but more importantly, we are grateful that he actually came out in person to visit with us and even do a ride-a-long to see for himself what Deputies are facing. That’s the best way to get your questions answered too, and we invite you to do the same.
To apply for a ride-along, fill out the application packet available HERE and return it to the Sheriff’s Office in Wray.