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May 2019 Statistics for Illegal Marijuana Enforcement, Behavioral Health Program and Jail Population


The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office monthly statistics reflect the ongoing work that is being done to stop the diversion of legal marijuana to the illegal marijuana market, address the mental health needs of the community and reduce the impact the jail population is having on inmate assaults on staff and other inmates.

 The month of May, the Behavioral Health Connect (BHCON) Unit visited the inmates in the Veterans Ward to introduce themselves and let the inmates know they are a community resource for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis with the goal of preventing unnecessary...

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