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Attorney General Marty Jackley

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Drug Asset Civil Forfeiture

SDCL 34-20B-70 provides that certain property is subject to forfeiture when it is being used for the possession or distribution of controlled substances or marijuana. A vehicle is subject to forfeiture if it is used to facilitate the transportation, possession or concealment of any illegal controlled substance or eight ounces or more of marijuana. Furthermore, any asset is subject to forfeiture if it is proceeds of the distribution of controlled substances or marijuana. The vehicles and other assets are then used by law enforcement or are sold and deposited into the drug control fund. The drug control fund is used to fund drug enforcement programs throughout the state.


Sources Quantity Seized (Gross) Amount Awarded to Drug Control Fund (Net)
Vehicles 70 110,501.40
Cash 1,310,544.43 1,209,116.39
Firearms 2 860
# of seizures with Misc. items 9 0
* received from sale of vehicles or buy back of vehicle by owner

Uses of Drug Control Fund Monies

Costs related to Drug Prosecution and Enforcement  
Personnel costs (Prosecutors, Agents and support)                                                            399,344  
Travel Costs (investigations, training, Sturgis Rally)                                                          165,549  
Contractual Costs (computer services, telephone, rent, tow fees, etc.)                        313,484  
Supplies (office supplies, postage, fuel, etc.)                                                                        25,465
Assets (computer hardware, computer software, etc.)                                                     110,513  
Total Costs Related to Drug Prosecution and Enforcement                                            1,014,354  
Contractual costs related to Statewide Drug Testing (Drugs, UAs)                               302,893  
Grants to Local and State Law Enforcement                                                                       678,519  
Drug Buy Funds to Local Task Forces and Drug Investigators                                         189,500  
Total Uses of Drug Control Fund Monies in CY 2018                                                         2,185,266  


Freeman PD $1,200.00 (1) Soft body armor for Officer Jay Slevin
Beadle Co SO $2,255.00 (5) Body Worn Cameras
Groton PD $4,178.96 (4) Ballistic vests and (4) concealable carrier vests
Sully Co SO $4,430.00 (1) Digital Ally Dash Camera System
Minnehaha Co SO $5,166.69 Upgrade polygraph machine with an LX6
Jackson Co SO $9,649.00 (2) Body worn cameras and epuipment - 5 year contract with Motorola
DCI Lab $11,295.00 Complete upgrade to instrumentation in the Biology Section of the SDFL
DCI $11,760.00 Lease additional (8) Live Monitor Licenses and lease (7) Smartbugs
Huron PD $15,000.00 Replacement canine and expenses for training
Ziebach Co SO $20,000.00 Zuercher Suites
Corson Co SO $21,399.65 CT-40 Detection Kit ($20,000) and (7) Desert Snow toolkits ($1,399.65)
Brookings PD $23,911.00 Encore Digital Video Recording system for interview rooms at the PD
Sturgis PD $34,000.00 Vehicle
Yankton PD $40,000.00 (30) Body Worn Cameras
Madison PD $52,114.87 (5) Axon Dash Cameras and (13) Body Worn Axon cameras
Roberts Co SO $55,735.00 Video Surveillance System upgrade
Rapid City PD $85,000.00 Analytical Instrumentation for their forensic lab
South Dakota Highway Patrol $100,000.00 17 Panasonic Arbitrator MK3 Digital In-Car Camera Systems
Corson Co SO $1,400.00 Training to Criminal Interdiction Conference in Denver - April 2018
Murdo PD $1,567.00 M4 223 Caliber Rifle
Marshall Co SO $9,725.17 (7) tasers, holsters, batter packs and cartridges
Milbank PD $10,277.00 Room Encore Video system package
Dewey Co SO


Watch Guard 4RE System Bundle and Vista HD Wi-Fi
Elk Point PD $10,000.00 (3) VISTA HD Camera Systems for their units
Eagle Butte PD $16,350.00 2 Watch Guard 4RE and Vista cameras
Brookings Co SO $200.00 Send officer to Roadside Interview Techniques and Passenger Vehicle Concealment Training
Sioux Falls PD XXX 2007 HAUI trailer
Roberts Co SO $200.00 Send officer to Roadside Interview Techniques and Passenger Vehicle Concealment Training
Jerauld Co SO $599.00 Send Officer to Desert Snow Criminal and Terrorist Interdiction Workshop
SDHP $10,000.00 Send 11 Troopers to Desert Snow Criminal and Terrorist Interdiction Workshop