Felony drug arrests up in Deadwood - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports

Felony drug arrests up in Deadwood

Posted: Updated:

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) - Deadwood's police chief says he's disturbed by a sharp rise in felony drug arrests.

Chief Kelly Fuller says arrests went from four in 2012 to 17 last year. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that most of the arrests were tied to methamphetamine.

Fuller says police have made strides in curtailing synthetic drugs, but the use of meth and other illegal drugs appears to be on the rise. He says a lot of the activity is occurring in hotels, and it's important for police and the business community to work together.

Fuller says educating people about the dangers of meth also is important.

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KSFY. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service or our EEO Report.