Colorado hospitals are giving patients take-home doses of the overdose antidote to fight the opioid crisis
The Colorado Naloxone Project aims to make the state the first in the nation in which all hospital emergency departments offer naloxone when high-risk patients are discharged
How fake blue pills killed people on the Western Slope and led to Colorado’s first counterfeit opioid death conviction
For the first time in Colorado, a drug dealer has been convicted of causing a person’s death from fentanyl pills disguised to look like prescription painkillers. The trial centered on one victim, but there were others.
Counterfeit opioid pills made in Mexico pushed Colorado into a third, deadly wave of the opioid crisis
The Colorado Sun spoke with Deanne Reuter, special agent in charge of the Denver field office of the DEA, where agents are tracing the illicit fentanyl pipeline across the southern border.
Fentanyl overdoses are surging in Colorado as the powerful opioid is disguised as other drugs
The number of people who died of fentanyl overdoses in Denver jumped to 119 last year, up from 17 just two years before. Statewide, overdoses involving fentanyl more than doubled.
Opinion: It’s time for our federal and state lawmakers to get serious about fentanyl
U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn says a new Colorado law sends the wrong message to drug traffickers and to victims and families
A deputy’s knack for sussing out mules has made a lonely stretch of I-70 the top drug-bust site in Colorado
Mesa County deputy Mike Miller has patrolled a stretch of desert west of Grand Junction for decades. The DEA says his busts have kept 20 tons of illicit drugs off the streets
A new Colorado law makes possessing 13,000 fatal fentanyl doses a misdemeanor. Prosecutors are worried.
Colorado lawmakers this year passed a bill to reduce incarceration by making possession of 4 grams or less of most drugs a misdemeanor instead of a felony