Officers will track arrests for marijuana

May 2, 2014 The Associated Press

Wyoming law-enforcement officers plan to track marijuana arrests more closely now that the drug is legal in neighboring Colorado.

The Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police will record data on marijuana-related arrests separately from other drugs.

Previously, officials tracked alcohol and methamphetamine individually but lumped marijuana in with other drugs.

Statistics are gathered through jailhouse interviews with suspects after arrest.

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