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Authorities say no pot chemical in Colorado city's water

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Authorities say new tests show there is no evidence of a marijuana chemical in a Colorado community's tap water and they believe the initial tests were false. Authorities say new tests show there is no evidence of a marijuana chemical in a Colorado community's tap water and they believe the initial tests were false.
HUGO, Colo. -

Authorities say new tests show there is no evidence of a marijuana chemical in a Colorado community's tap water and they believe the initial tests were false.
    
Warnings not to drink the water have been lifted.
    
Lincoln County sheriff's Capt. Michael Yowell said Saturday that  there is evidence that a shed covering a city well was tampered with and that investigation is continuing. He said the manufacturer of the test kits has been contacted to find out why some tests came back positive.
    
Bottled water was distributed to residents of the town after officials said Thursday that some field tests had found THC, marijuana's psychoactive ingredient, in the water, and more tests were ordered.
    
No illnesses were reported in Hugo, a town of about 730 people some 100 miles southeast of Denver.
    
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A warning not to drink the water in a Colorado town has been canceled after tests showed there is no longer any evidence of a marijuana chemical in the tap water.
    
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said Saturday that a criminal investigation is continuing into suspected tampering and forced entry at a Hugo community well. The investigation has been turned over to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
    
Bottled water was distributed to residents of the town after officials said Thursday that some field tests had found THC, marijuana's psychoactive ingredient, in the water, and more tests were ordered.
    
No illnesses have been linked to the water in Hugo, a town of about 730 people some 100 miles southeast of Denver, according to Lincoln County Public Health Director Susan Kelly.

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