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McKinley County allocates liquor tax funds for detox center in Gallup


GALLUP, New Mexico — McKinley County commissioners have allocated liquor excise tax funds for a detox center in Gallup.

The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1jl8YBA ) that the resolution approved by the board Tuesday comes after the Navajo Nation Department of Behavioral Health announced that it would no longer operate the Gallup Detox Center.

Gallup officials approved a temporary agreement last month putting Na'nizhoozhi Center Inc. in charge of operations at the facility for five months starting in October.

County Attorney Douglas Decker says the county's resolution will allocate about $500,000 in liquor excise tax money and some of the projected revenue from fiscal year 2016 to pay for operations at the detox center. The remaining $378,000 in liquor excise tax revenue projected to come in 2016 remains unallocated.

Information from: Gallup Independent, http://www.gallupindependent.com

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