8 inmates accused of using meth | SummitDaily.com

8 inmates accused of using meth

DURANGO ” Authorities say eight inmates in La Plata County were caught using meth after jail deputies noticed them acting strangely.

La Plata County Sheriff’s Capt. Michael Slade says it’s the biggest case of meth use he’s seen at the jail. He says 23-year-old inmate Dana Sanders is suspected of distributing the drug to the other inmates at the jail in Durango, about 340 miles southwest of Denver.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Holley Ezzell says some of the inmates failed drug tests, while others refused to take them. She says the tests were ordered after deputies noticed the inmates’ odd behavior.

The sheriff’s office says some of the inmates accused of using the drug were “trustees” and had additional freedoms, such as being able to work at the jail’s kitchen.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User