Carbon County ranks seventh in the state when it comes to the number of cases handled per probation officer.
Currently, nine adult probation officers are each handling caseloads in excess of 200.
Many of those cases deal with drug or alcohol related crimes.
To help alleviate the burden on officers and allow them to do a better job, the Carbon County Salary Board voted 4-1 to create an additional adult probation officer position at no added cost to the county.
Commissioner William O'Gurek cast the sole "no" vote.