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By Lillian Palmer
Staff Writer 

Drug crimes on the rise


Local law enforcement recently attended a drug and alcohol seminar focusing on drug-related crime.

Facilitating the seminar was Ernie Johnson of the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving.

“Every county faces the same issue,” Johnson said. “I don’t think Green River is any worse.”

Johnson said when there are crimes, more often than not, there is alcohol involved. The good news for Wyoming is 8 percent of state crimes are felonies, while the majority, 92 percent are misdemeanors, or minor crimes. While alcohol related crimes have decreased in recent years, the bad news is, meth...

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