- Associated Press - Sunday, January 4, 2015

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - Some officials are questioning the Navajo Nation’s claim it has spent more than $1 million operating a Gallup detox facility.

The Gallup Independent reports that the Navajo Nation Department of Behavioral Health Services says $1.6 million was spent in the first year of operation of the Gallup Detox Center.

Navajo Nation Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie sponsored the report during a special council session Dec. 30.

State Sen. George Munoz, a Democrat from Gallup, and Gallup Mayor Jackie McKinney say they have not seen any documentation showing money spent and what it was spent on.

Munoz claims he was told in mid-December that half a million dollars had been spent.

Health Service Administrator Theresa Galvan says the figure was updated to include purchases of new furniture and equipment.

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

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