Colorado Springs Gazette: Caraveo’s law to blame for drug crisis

August 8, 2023

In case you missed it, a recent Colorado Springs Gazette op-ed discusses the drug epidemic overtaking Colorado, pointing to a 2019 law as the root of the problem, saying, “Chalk it all up to increasingly permissive drug laws — foremost, the devastating decriminalization of hard drugs by the Colorado Legislature in 2019.”

In 2019, it was Yadira Caraveo who introduced the law to lower the penalty for fentanyl possession in Colorado. Fentanyl overdose deaths in Colorado have doubled in the two years following the passage of Caraveo’s law, and those numbers are rising. 

“Extreme, soft-on-crime Yadira Caraveo went out of her way to make it easier for fentanyl to remain on the streets, which caused this crisis. Caraveo’s law still has deadly results to this day.” — NRCC Spokeswoman Delanie Bomar