Drug Asset Civil Forfeiture
Asset Forfeiture Form - Law Enforcement Agencies shall submit Asset Forfeiture Forms to the Attorney General Office by filling out this form.
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.
SDCL 23A-49-23 provides that the attorney general shall post on a searchable public website a report containing an itemized list of each property seized and forfeited for the preceding fiscal year as provided in SDCL 23A-49-22. To view that report, please click on one of the links provided below. The attorney general must also provide an itemized list of the expenditures and disbursements made by the attorney general under SDCL 23A-49-20 and 34-20B-64. If you are interested in receiving an itemized list, please submit a public records request. Directions to submit a request can be found on the Open Government Public Records website page.
Current Drug Asset Civil Forfeiture Information 2022
Current Drug Asset Civil Forfeiture Information 2023