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Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg

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South Dakota Law Enforcement Stops Large Fentanyl Distribution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215

PIERRE, S.D. –  Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the Chamberlain Police Department, the Safe Trails Drug Task Force and the Division of Criminal Investigation have arrested Trevor Harden, 19, Chamberlain, as a result of a search warrant served in Chamberlain on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
“South Dakota’s cooperative law enforcement operation has seized an estimated 20,000 fentanyl pills. The street value is estimated at approximately $500,000.  One officer was treated for exposure to fentanyl, and has been released from the hospital,” said Jackley.
At this time, Harden has been charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, fentanyl, class 4 felony, punishable by up to 10 years in the state penitentiary and/or $20,000 fine.
Harden is presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.