Feds: Denver’s proposed supervised drug injection site illegal, like ‘crack houses’
DENVER -- The Colorado U.S. Attorney's Office and the Denver field office for the Drug Enforcement Administration published a joint statement against the capital city's plan to have a supervised injection site for drug users. The Denver City Council recently passed an ordinance to allow for a pilot program that would start with one site. The site is intended to provide a safe place for injection that is supervised by trained staff, helping prevent overdose deaths and the transfer of preventable diseases. State lawmakers would have to approve the site when the next session begins in January.