Colorado town's water contaminated with THC

Residents are being told not to drink, cook with or bathe in the local water supply.

Downtown Hugo, Colo. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Downtown Hugo, Colo. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

HUGO, CO, JULY 22, 2016 -- The tap water in a small Colorado town has been contaminated with THC, according to NPR.

The active ingredient in marijuana was found to be present by The Hugo Public Works Department in Hugo, Colo. Residents were being told not to drink, cook with or bathe in the local water supply.

The Denver Post is reporting that the source of the contamination is thought to be the result of tampering with a local water well, and that law enforcement officials are investigating the matter.

Read the NPR story here and the Denver Post story here.

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