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Grant money will help Pueblo fight drug problem

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Posted at 4:38 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 19:55:17-05

PUEBLO — More money is coming to Pueblo to help fight the drug problem in the city.

The U.S. Department of Justice gave a grant to the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment.

The money is intended to be used to collect data on what drug issues impact Pueblo the most, and then provide resources to fight it.

"It's a critical component we all have data. Sometimes we don't have good data and this will allow us to make good decisions to work strategically to use our resources more effectively," said Public Health Director Randy Ebetts.

Five other communities in the United States also received this two-year grant.