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Partnership with DEA is lucrative for Pueblo Police Department

Posted at 8:33 PM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 22:33:24-05

PUEBLO – Thanks to a partnership with the DEA, the Pueblo Police Department is getting several new vehicles.

In 2018,  the department received more than $160,000 from federal forfeitures.

The Police Chief said for now, the department will use the money to buy three new vehicles, and maybe five more in the future.

Monday night, Pueblo City Council approved to renew the partnership between the two agencies, with Pueblo PD allowing four police officers to be part of its Drug Task Force.

“This never ceases. We will continue to track cases and the people that do harm to others and bring poison into this community,” said Police Chief, Troy Davenport. “This is an effective tool and part of that effort.”

The Chief said more than 100 pounds of drugs have been taken off the street this year thanks to the DEA partnership.