FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Wednesday, September 11, 2013
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
Bennett County Sheriff’s Office to Receive Money for a Search Warrant Entry Equipment and Drug Surveillance Equipment
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the Bennett County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded $15,088 for search warrant entry equipment and drug surveillance equipment to be used in drug investigations. The money was awarded out of the Drug Control Fund. The award will assist local law enforcement in drug control and apprehension purposes.
“The Drug Control Fund allows law enforcement to combat controlled substance abuse by funding local programs with monies seized from drug arrests,” said Jackley. “These funds will assist the Bennett County Sheriff’s Office to better protect its communities.”
“The Bennett County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Attorney General’s Office for the help in getting this equipment. We are a small department and without this help we would not be able to afford these necessary items in our normal budget. These items will allow us to better handle the drug problems that plague our local area and also allow us to keep our officers safe on the job,” said Bennett County Sheriff Lucas Hamar.
If you have any additional questions contact Sara Rabern at (605)773-3215.