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Project Stand Up Community Kick-Off Scheduled in Codington County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 17, 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 next week in Watertown. As part of the Watertown Community October meeting, state officials will discuss the program and distribute promotional materials.

“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 Codington County this week,” said Jackley. “The message is simple, text ‘drugs’ to 82257.”

The event will be held at the following location:

Lake Area Technical Institute
Student Services Center
1201 Arrow Avenue NE
Watertown, SD
Monday, October 23, 2017    
5:30-7:00 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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