Meth Facility Proposed
Casper, Wy – Proponents of building a large
methamphetamine treatment center in Casper say the project could be
built in the next few years.
Mike Huston is executive director of the Central Wyoming
Counseling Center. He says there's a need for counseling centers
around the state, and says the planned Casper center could serve as
a model for future construction.
Huston and Casper Police Chief Tom Pagel last month unveiled
plans for construction of the 100-bed facility, saying it could be
built mostly through donations.
Huston said the facility would rely on up to 2 (m) million
dollars a year in state funds for operational expenses once it's
Casper City Manager Tom Forlsund said the city will look at
options for funding the center and put plans together. He said the
city could then lobby the Legislature for annual funding.