Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Mary Padova sorts through an area of evidence storage pertaining to drugs Friday afternoon. With more neighboring states legalizing recreational marijuana, law enforcement is taking a wait-and-see approach on how it could affect the local drug scene.
With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Montana and both medical and recreational in South Dakota, northeastern Wyoming has become surrounded by weed-friendly states.
That stands in contrast to the Cowboy State itself, which is now almost an island in the region that allows neither recreational nor medicinal marijuana. And with Interstate 90 a major west-east highway through Gillette and Highway 59/I-25 a near straight-shot from pot-legal Colorado, Gillette is an axis of travel between them.