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Drug-related arrests are on the rise in Cheyenne County


Courtesy of the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office

The availability of drugs in the Sidney area and the problems that accompany drug use are the most pressing issues facing local law enforcement, according to Cheyenne County Sheriff John Jenson and Sidney's Chief of Police BJ Wilkinson.

Both agree that marijuana is more available here than it was before the legalization of it in Colorado. Beginning this year, anyone older than 21 can legally purchase recreational marijuana there.

During the first five months of 2014, local law enforcement made the same number of marijuana arrests as they did during all of 2013, Wilkinson said.

"So we're...

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