Calls to address the deadly fentanyl epidemic in Colorado increase following tragedy in Commerce City

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Published: Feb. 22, 2022 at 6:57 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The 4th Judicial District Attorney in Colorado is asking for harsher penalties when it comes to crimes involving fentanyl following a recent tragedy in Commerce City.

Five people were found dead inside a Commerce City apartment on Sunday. Investigators believe the group died from an accidental overdose on fentanyl as preliminary testing and evidence suggests the five thought they were taking cocaine.

A message from 4th Judicial District Attorney Michael Allen was sent out on Tuesday following the incident in Commerce City:

11 News reached out to the Governor’s Office following the message sent by Allen. The following response was sent by a spokesperson:

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