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Attorney General Jackley Releases 6–Month Update on the Project Stand Up Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, November 28, 2017    
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215   

PIERRE, S.D. –   Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that November marks the 6-month anniversary of the launch of the Project Stand Up Program.

“Project Stand Up is proving to be an effective tool in the fight against drug abuse by identifying 244 drug subjects in 69 South Dakota jurisdictions,” said Jackley. “Allowing citizens to stand up to drug crime is s step in the right direction in fighting the ongoing national illegal drug epidemic.”

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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