State Troopers: Colorado State Capitol is Capital of Drug Overdoses

By Matt Connelly

The actions taken inside Colorado’s State Capitol often have negative impacts that reverberate out across the state. Sometimes, the negative consequences can be found right outside the Capitol’s door. 

In 2019, state lawmakers led by radicals like Brittany Pettersen, Yadira Caraveo, Alec Garnett, and Leslie Herod passed legislation to decriminalize the possession of under 4 grams of fentanyl in Colorado. The legislation was signed by Governor Jared Polis.

Now, the consequences of those actions can be seen all around the Capitol grounds where state troopers now tell 9News they are forced to deploy more Narcan in response to overdoses than anywhere else:

“Colorado State Troopers (CSP) said they’re responding to more overdoses in Civic Center Park, fueled over the last couple of years by fentanyl. While they see overdoses across the state, troopers said they deploy the overdose-reversing drug Naloxone, or Narcan, in the area outside the capitol more than anywhere else.”

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About the Author:

Matt Connelly is the founder of Campfire Colorado.