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Project Stand Up Community Kick-Off Scheduled in Charles Mix County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 18, 2017     
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215       

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Project Stand Up will expand its Community Kick-Offs this week in Wagner. Project Stand Up is the statewide anonymous texting program that allows citizens to standup to drug crimes in their communities.
“Our goal with Project Stand Up was for communities across the state to embrace and promote the concept in their local jurisdictions. We have received great interest from many communities across the state, and will expand the local involvement to Charles Mix County this week,” said Jackley. “The message is simple, text ‘drugs’ to 82257.”
The event will include local, state and tribal representatives discussing the program and distribution of promotional items. The event will be held at the following location:
Wagner Community School Theatre      
101 Walnut Avenue SW                   
Wagner, SD                    
Thursday, September 21, 2017    
6:30 p.m.  (CDT)                 

Project Stand Up was launched statewide on May 18, 2017 with these partners: Attorney General’s Office, Sanford Health, South Dakota Sheriff’s Association, South Dakota Police Chiefs’ Association and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

Project Stand Up is a coordinated effort amongst law enforcement officials and healthcare providers statewide to standup to illegal drug use in South Dakota. Texting a tip is simple- just text ‘drugs’ to 82257. The tipster will be asked a series of questions for additional information. The level of involvement lies with the citizen, while always remaining anonymous.

Any communities interested in promoting the Stand Up Program locally are encouraged to call the Attorney General’s Office at 605-773-3215.

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