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Drug Control Fund Awards Distributed to Law Enforcement Agencies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, January 18, 2018

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 to attend the Roadside Interview Techniques and Passenger Vehicle Concealment Training to be held in Mobridge, January 23-24, 2018. 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 the 31 officers attending this class is $6,200.00.

“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      $200.00 

Belle Fourche PD $400.00  

Brookings County SO $200.00

Campbell County SO $600.00

Dewey County SO $800.00

Edmunds County SO $400.00

Harding County SO $200.00

Mellette County SO $400.00

Mobridge PD  $1,000.00

Perkins County SO $400.00

Roberts County SO $200.00

Walworth County SO $600.00

Watertown PD $800.00

 

The Attorney General’s website includes the details on the Drug Asset Civil Forfeiture Program

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