HUGO, Colo. – Hugo's approximately 720 residents have been warned not to drink or cook using the local water supply after authorities found evidence of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in the system.
Cpt. Michael Yowell with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says investigators have found evidence that someone may have tampered with one of the town's five wells.
At this point, police don't know how much THC is in the water, or how it got there.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office was made aware of the issue Thursday afternoon. A Hugo Public Works employee noticed the town's water was positive for THC while trying to administer a drug test.
Hugo residents have received more than 2,500 bottles of water.
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