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South Dakota Laws and Programs

  • By: Sarah Boslaugh
  • In: Encyclopedia of Drug Policy
  • Edited by: Mark A. R. Kleiman & James E. Hawdon
  • Subject:Public Policy, Drug Crimes

Interstate 90, which runs east to west across South Dakota, is often used for drug and currency trafficking. According to law enforcement officials, methamphetamine use is increasing in South Dakota and affects all areas of the state. Cocaine is easily available throughout the state and availability is increasing. Marijuana is transported into South Dakota from the southwest border, Colorado, and the West Coast and is readily available throughout the state. Heroin is available in personal use quantities and use of club drugs remains low but increasing. Abuse of pharmaceuticals, particularly hydrocodone products (e.g., OxyContin), Darvocet-N (propoxyphene napsylate and acetaminophen) and codeine is an increasing problem in the state. Federal drug seizures in South Dakota in 2007 included 143.7 kilograms of marijuana, 18.7 kilograms of methamphetamine, ...

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