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August 27, 2016
AG: Three-pronged approach can fix meth problem
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the final in a four-part series chronicling methamphetamine use on the Yankton Sioux Tribe Reservation in south-central...
August 27, 2016 - 8:33am
August 23, 2016
OUR VIEW: Education best place to start meth fight
Educators in Charles Mix County schools are taking a proactive approach to a serious problem sweeping across South Dakota. They're talking about methamphetamine. Prior to school starting in Lake Andes, teachers revisited warning signs of meth abuse and policies school ofﬁcials are...
August 23, 2016 - 5:21pm
August 20, 2016
Charles Mix schools fight to keep students meth-free
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a four-part series chronicling methamphetamine use on the Yankton Sioux Tribe Reservation in south-central...
August 20, 2016 - 9:00am
August 10, 2016
Meth changes everything
Over the past several years, South Dakota has seen a rise in the use of methamphetamine, or meth. In our state, 3.8 percent of high school students...
August 10, 2016 - 5:24pm
August 8, 2016
OUR VIEW: Educate yourself on meth's impact
The Attorney General's Office has proclaimed a methamphetamine epidemic in South Dakota, saying the issue is the top crime-related problem our state faces. There's no question meth use is rapidly rising and doing so very quickly. It's easy to see that in our crime reports, as significantly...
August 8, 2016 - 5:32pm
July 10, 2016
South Dakota man gets 10 years in prison for dealing meth
RAPID CITY (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his involvement in a methamphetamine ring. The 37-year-old Darrick Bessman, of Hill City, was also ordered to follow his prison term with five years of supervised release. Bessman pleaded guilty...
July 10, 2016 - 3:06pm
July 7, 2016
Mother facing charges after newborn tests positive for meth
DEADWOOD (AP) — Authorities in western South Dakota have charged a woman who delivered a baby at a Deadwood hospital with child abuse and drug-related counts after the boy tested positive for opiates and methamphetamine. The Black Hills Pioneer reports the 28-year-old woman from...
July 7, 2016 - 3:45pm
July 4, 2016
Man gets more than 19 years in prison for meth ring
RAPID CITY (AP) — A convicted felon has been sentenced to more than 19 years in prison for possessing a gun and distributing methamphetamine in South Dakota. The 53-year-old Martin Purdom, of Ephrata, Washington, has been sentenced in federal court in Rapid City after pleading guilty...
July 4, 2016 - 9:26am
May 18, 2016
Huron police discover meth lab during search of home
HURON (AP) — Authorities in Huron say they discovered a meth lab in a home in the southwest part of the city while serving a search warrant. Huron police say officers were evacuated from the home after they discovered the nature of the chemicals on Tuesday. A South Dakota Division...
May 18, 2016 - 1:03pm
May 12, 2016
Man sentenced for dealing 20 pounds of meth in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A man accused of distributing more than 20 pounds of methamphetamine in Sioux Falls has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison. Twenty-eight-year-old Milton Poole III was indicted by a grand jury on a drug conspiracy charge last August. He pleaded...
May 12, 2016 - 11:20am
May 6, 2016
Man given 20 years for conspiracy to distribute meth
RAPID CITY (AP) — U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says a 38-year-old Rapid City man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Jason Barton was indicted in February 2015 and pleaded guilty to the charge in January 2016. He was sentenced...
May 6, 2016 - 6:32pm
May 2, 2016
Pleas entered in meth-smuggling case at state women's prison
PIERRE (AP) — An inmate at the South Dakota women's prison has been sentenced on methamphetamine-related charges and seven others in the case have entered pleas. Authorities allege that one of the inmates smuggled in the drugs and distributed it to seven other prisoners. Attorney...
May 2, 2016 - 12:52pm
March 29, 2016
OPINION: The fight against meth
On March 6, the United States lost a beloved First Lady. As partner to the most powerful man in the world, First Lady Nancy Reagan chose to devote her time in the White House to a cause that is as relevant today as it was when she announced it 30 years ago. This, of course, is Mrs....
March 29, 2016 - 3:47pm
March 24, 2016
Local tribe 'not anywhere close' to banishment for meth sales
PICKSTOWN—Methamphetamine abuse is widespread problem among South Dakota's American Indian tribes, but a representative of the Cheyenne...
March 24, 2016 - 6:13pm
October 28, 2015
Former SD day care provider sentenced on drug charges
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman accused of having methamphetamine at an in-home daycare has been sentenced. Circuit Court Judge Robin Houwman on Wednesday handed 34-year-old Jennifer Darger a 15-year sentence with 10 years suspended. Darger earlier pleaded guilty to...
October 28, 2015 - 6:42pm