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Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg

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Drug Control Fund Awards Distributed to Law Enforcement Agencies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Tuesday, June 20, 2017
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215   

PIERRE, S.D. –   Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that several law enforcement agencies throughout the state have been given awards from the Attorney General’s Drug Control Fund. The Drug Control Fund is funded by drug forfeiture monies to be used for enforcement in drug control and apprehension purposes.  The award money distributed for this most recent cycle totaled $195,500. Total requests for all agencies statewide this cycle was $777,485.47.
“Using profits and assets of drug dealers rather than taxpayer monies to better protect our officers and communities makes sense,” said Jackley. “We are funding a number of requests across the state to assist local government and improve public safety.”
Below are the list of agencies and their awards:
Brookings County SO $7,500- canine equipment
Clark PD & Clark County SO $1,000- criminal interdiction workshop attendees
Deadwood PD $20,000- portable radios, rifles, drug testing field kits
Jackson County SO $13,800- mobile and handheld radios
Lincoln County SO $2,500- ductless fume hood for crime lab processing
Sioux Falls PD $4,500- Narcan kits
Marshall County SO $7,500- In-car camera equipment
Minnehaha County SO $15,000- vehicle
Rapid City PD $20,000- vehicle
SD Highway Patrol $100,000- centralized evidence room
Sturgis PD $2,500- operating expenses/ PAL Program for youth
Union County SO $600.00 – Narcan kits
Whitewood PD $600.00- rifle

The Attorney General’s website was expanded in February 2017 to include details on the Drug Asset Civil Forfeiture Program. The link can be accessed below: