The Opioid Investigations Subcommittee was seated September 2019 and concluded July 2020.
The Opioid Investigations Subcommittee was seated by the Commission September 2019 in response to a mandate by the Colorado General Assembly pursuant to Senate Bill 2019-008 (Concerning treatment of individuals with substance abuse disorders who come into contact with the criminal justice system). Based on the statutory mandate, the Commission charged the Subcommittee to study and make recommendations concerning, best practices for investigating unlawful opioid distribution in Colorado, including the creation of black market opioid investigatory entities at the State and local levels. The Commission deadline to provide a report was by July 1, 2020 to the Judiciary and the Public Health Care and Human Services Committees of the House of Representatives and the Judiciary and the Health and Human Services Committees of the Senate. Due to COVID-19, the final Commission report was submitted in September 2020.
Note: Additional mandates found in S.B.19-008 were assigned to the Drug Offense Task Force.
- No further meetings
No further meetings scheduled.
For information, contact Damien Angel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opioid Investigations Subcommittee
MANDATE AND WORK PLAN
Senate Bill 2019 - 008
To study and make recommendations concerning:
Best practices for investigating unlawful opioid distribution in Colorado, including the creation of black market opioid investigatory entities at the State and local levels.
The Commission must provide a report by July 1, 2020 with its findings and recommendations to the Judiciary and the Public Health Care and Human Services Committees of the House of Representatives and the Judiciary and the Health and Human Services Committees of the Senate, or any successor committees.
Additional Commission mandates found in S.B.19-008 have been assigned to the Drug Offense Task Force to study and make recommendations concerning:
a) Alternatives to filing criminal charges against individuals with substance use disorders who have been arrested for drug-related offenses, and
b) A process for automatically sealing criminal records for drug offense convictions.
Proposed Work Plan Due to the COVID-19 related suspension of all CCJJ activities (Commission/Task Force/Subcommittee mtgs.), the mandated report was delayed.
The timeline benchmarks of the Subcommittee may be completed earlier, but must be completed NO LATER THAN the following dates:
Thru March 2020 - Legal/statutory/literature reviews and data analyses, monthly Subcommittee meetings. March 12, 2020 - Subcommittee final review of draft report/recommendations and completes final discussion and vote. April 10, 2020 - Subcommittee provides preliminary presentation of draft report/recommendations to Commission.
(CCJJ meeting abandoned due to pandemic)
Timeline adjusted from this point due to pandemic June 12, 2020 - Subcommittee provides preliminary presentation of draft report/recommendations to Commission. July 10, 2020 - Final presentation of report/recommendations presented to CCJJ and CCJJ conducts final discussion and vote.
- Subcommittee recommendations must be combined with Drug Offense Task Force (DOTF) recommendations for SB19-008 report. Final review of the DOTF recommendations to be completed September 2020.
September 2020 - Staff compile final report including informational memo and related recommendations from the Subcommittee and DOTF.
- Report/recommendations finalized and submitted to the General Assembly.
- Subcommittee Members
The members of this Subcommittee were appointed by the CCJJ Chair and Vice-Chair to represent the expertise necessary to meet the legislative mandate. The names, agencies and affiliations of members are provided below.
Name Affiliation Bill Kilpatrick, Subcommittee Co-chair (CCJJ) Police Department, Golden Matt Lewis, Subcommittee Co-chair (CCJJ) Sheriff's Office, Mesa County Maria Butler Prescription Drug Overdose, CO Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Jose Esquibel CO Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Todd Fahlsing West Metro Drug Task Force (Arvada/Golden/Lakewood/Wheat Ridge PDs) Tom Gorman Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Peter McNeilly U.S. Attorney\'s Office Lindsey Myers Violence and Injury Prevention, CDPHE Ray Padilla Colorado Drug Investigators Association Lisa Raville Harm Reduction Action Center Cathy Traugott Pharmacy Office, CO Department of Health Care Policy and Financing Dan Volz Black Market Marijuana Interdiction, CO Bureau of Investigation Scot Williams Sheriff's Office, Boulder County Staff: Damien Angel (email@example.com)
(CCJJ) - Commission members
J.D.- Judicial District
Former Members Name Affiliation Janet Drake (CCJJ) Attorney General\'s Office
The Opioid Investigations Subcommittee established no subgroups.
The Opioid Investigations Subcommittee materials.MEETING AND OTHER MATERIALS
(Minutes of the Subcommittee meetings may be found below under "Previous Meetings.")
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SEPTEMBER 2020 REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Drug-Offense Related Mandates - Senate Bill 2019-008 Final Report (Commission)
JULY 2020 FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS
RECOMMENDATIONS: [As Approved by the Commission]
2020-07-10 FY20-OP #01: Establish a Statewide Entity to Coordinate Strategy Regarding Dangerous Drug [Statutory, Budgetary]
2020-07-10 FY20-OP #03: Implement Unified Drug Overdose Reporting and Tracking [Statutory]
The Subcommittee approved, but the Commission did not approve, the following draft recommendation:
Recommendation DRAFT: FY20-OP #02 (regarding supplementary investigation teams)
JANUARY 9, 2020
HANDOUT: Summary - Subcommittee Progress (Richard Stroker, CCJJ Consultant)
DECEMBER 12, 2019
PRESENTATION: Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP)
(Jeff Beeson &, Gordie Burke, Washington/Baltimore HIDTA*)
(* HIDTA - High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area)
NOVEMBER 7, 2019
PRESENTATION: 2019 Threat Assessment [June 2019]
(Strategic Intelligence Unit, Investigative Support Ctr., Rocky Mountain HIDTA*)
PRESENTATION: Denver Digital Currency/Darknet Working Group
(A. McWhirter, D. Pope, &, M. Green, Homeland Security Investigations, I.C.E.)
PRESENTATION: Heroin / Opiate Investigations
(R.Padilla, CO Drug Investigators Association & T. Fahlsing, West Metro Drug Task Force)
SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
PRESENTATION: CCJJ "Subcommittee 101" [ppt] (Kim English, DCJ)
Resources: from the Police Executive Research Forum (policeforum.org/)
LINK:The Unprecedented Opioid Epidemic (2017)
REPORT: Building Successful Partnerships between Law Enforcement and Public Health Agencies to Address Opioid Use (2016)
- Previous Meetings
See the CCJJ Calendar for information on all scheduled meetings of the Commission and its committees.