Police have temporarily banned 15 drug users from Denver parks since Aug. 31

An initiative to stop illegal drug use in parks and along the Cherry Creek Trail is off to a busy start.

Police arrest three individuals on the Cherry Creek Trail. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Police arrest three individuals on the Cherry Creek Trail. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

An initiative to stop illegal drug use in parks and along the Cherry Creek Trail is off to a busy start.

In a little more than a week, Denver Police officers have issued 15 citations, which come with a 90-day suspension from the parks and trails, Denver 7 reports. A violation of the suspension carries a fine of up to $999 and up to a year in jail.

Ten of the citations came at the end of this week. Denverite reported on Wednesday that the first five were issued between Aug. 31 and Sept. 6.

The initiative allows police to issue the citations to anyone doing “drug-related” things without an arrest or conviction.

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