FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that several law enforcement agencies throughout the state have been given awards from the Attorney General’s Drug Control Fund. The Drug Control Fund is funded by drug forfeiture monies to be used for enforcement in drug control and apprehension purposes. The award money distributed for this most recent cycle totaled $188,593.10.
“Using profits and assets of drug dealers rather than taxpayer monies to better protect our officers and communities makes sense,” said Jackley. “We are funding a number of requests across the state to assist local government and improve public safety.”
Below are the list of agencies and their awards:
Aberdeen PD $53,911.92- turret for MRAP
Division of Criminal Investigation $8,000.00- meth lab protective equipment
Faith PD $4,990.00- in-car video equipment
Kingsbury County SO $27,298.48- in-car video equipment and tasers
Lake County SO $13,009.75- body worn cameras
Lincoln County SO $13,249.00- interview recording systems
Mobridge PD $3,000.00- pistols and ipads
Roberts County SO $21,500.00- K9 kennel and laptops
Tripp PD $10,580.95- tasers, body worn cameras, in-car video equipment, body armor
Yankton County SO $33,053.00- vehicle and equipment
The Attorney General’s website was expanded in February 2017 to include details on the Drug Asset Civil Forfeiture Program.