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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)
# of seizures with Misc. items    
* received from sale of vehicles or buy back of vehicle by owner

Uses of Drug Control Fund Monies

Personnel costs related to Byrne/JAG Match (Prosecutors, Agents)  
Travel costs related to Byrne/JAG Match  
Contractual costs related to Byrne/JAG Match  
Contractual costs related to Statewide Drug Testing (Drugs,UA)  
Contractual costs related to Investigations (Tow Bills, Vehicle Maint, Traning)  
Supplies related to Byrne/JAG Match  
Supplies related to Investigations (Fuel, Tires, etc.)  
Grants to Local and State Law Enforcement for Investigation  
Assets related to Byrne/JAG Match  
Drug Buy Funds to local task forces and drug investigators 0


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 $16,350.00 (3) VISTA HD Camera Systems for their units