FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Tuesday, August 28, 2012
CONTACT: Sara Rabern, (605) 773-3215
Department of Health to Purchase Testing Standards with Award from Drug Control Fund
PIERRE, S.D - Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Public Health Laboratory has been awarded $3,521 for the purchase of synthetic drug test standards. The money was awarded out of the Drug Control Fund. The award will assist local law enforcement in drug control and apprehension purposes.
“Synthetic drugs are increasingly affecting the health and safety of our youth. This award will assist law enforcement efforts with the accurate and timely testing of these dangerous chemicals,” said Jackley.
Senate Bill 23, which was passed in the 2012 legislative session, made a range of synthetic drugs controlled substance that cannot be legally possessed, distributed or manufactured in South Dakota.