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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, October 3, 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 $214,016.
“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:
Deadwood PD  $1,417- vests, tools, helmet and holster
Dewey County SO  $800- training for officers
Hanson County SO $2,275- body worn cameras
Fall River County SO $15,000- furnishing evidence storage facility
Huron PD $19,524- cameras and recording system
Pennington County SO $75,000- Monies towards a full body scanner
Pennington County SO, Rapid City PD, DCI, AG $100,000- security equipment, interview equipment, work station equipment for new joint LE office space

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: