AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - An Air Force Academy official says about 30 cadets are suspected of using banned substances, which is double the number of cadets the school said it was investigating in January. Academy spokesman Lt. Col. John Bryan says the inquiry involves substances other than alcohol,... more »
A new study from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration shows Colorado higher than the national average for illegal drug use. According to the study 11.3% of Coloradans used illicit drugs in the last month compared to 8.4% for the national average.
As for alcohol; more than half... more »
Illegal drug use is at the highest level in nearly a decade.
The high rate last year was fueled by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and methamphetamine abuse.
The government report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found marijuana... more »
Two people are dead after a roll-over accident, closing traffic, early Saturday morning.
It happened around 2 a.m. Colorado State Patrol says a sedan, heading northbound on I-25 in Fountain, lost control. The vehicle hit the median and rolled twice, blocking both northbound lanes.
A passenger, 20 year-old... more »
Penalties for drug possession and use will decrease under a law to be signed by Gov. Bill Ritter.
Possessing any amount of the date rape drug Rohypnol, the rave party drug ketamine, also known as Special K, as well as methamphetamine would remain felonies under state law.
The... more »
Mexican President Felipe Calderon is telling Congress that the fight against narcotics traffickers along the border can only succeed if the United States reduces its demand for illegal drugs.
In the first address to Congress by a foreign national leader this year, Calderon is delivering a message that the... more »
Somebody left about $8,000 worth of marijuana in a clothing donation bin outside a bookstore in Boulder. Officers were called after volunteers Thursday found a large bag of a green leafy substance later determined to be two pounds of marijuana. Boulder police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley said the marijuana will eventually... more »
Drug users could end up getting treatment instead of long prison sentences under legislation picking up bipartisan support at the Capitol. Republican Rep. Mark Waller of Colorado Springs plans to introduce a bill this week that would change the standard for when someone is prosecuted as a drug user as... more »