drugs

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Thefts While Tribal Paramedic

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A paramedic who used to work for the Oglala Sioux tribe’s ambulance service denies federal charges that he stole fentanyl and other drugs for personal use. Dane Arredondo is accused of stealing the drugs from the ambulance service in January by falsely reporting discarded drugs. He recently pleaded not guilty to fraud and drug charges. Categories:…

Opioid Addiction Being Fought on New Front

Over 30 percent of the population struggles with some kind of chronic pain. It used to be, pain pills were prescribed. But a nation dealing with the crippling effects of an opioid epidemic is looking for alternatives. And a nationwide Chiropractic Clinic is hoping to help. HealthSource has 350 clinics nationwide that offer chiropractic care, among other services. Its founders…

Infant Death Investigation Underway, Mother In Custody

  UPDATE: Sioux Falls Police tell KDLT News that Angelia Berg was taken into custody Friday around 5 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Center. SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-An investigation is underway regarding the death of a 4-month-old girl. Police are also searching for the baby’s mother who they say is facing several charges. Wednesday police responded to a call at an…

Felony Drug Busts Skyrocket Along I-29 Corridor

While South Dakota remains one of the least populated states in the nation, people are moving here in record numbers. The state has seen nearly 80,000 new residents over the past ten years. A good share of them are located somewhere along the I-29 corridor. They are coming to the state because there is a quality of life here that…

Marty Jackley Shares His Plan To Address the Drug Epidemic

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – On Tuesday evening, Jackley told a room of concerned faces that about one third of the state’s drug arrests take place in Sioux Falls. However, Jackley says that’s consistent with the population, since Sioux Falls is the largest city in the state. Jackley has three key components to his proposed plan to tackle the drug epidemic: prevention,…

Noem, Local Businesses Talk Rising Crime Rates

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Drug crimes are increasing which is motivating Sioux Falls business owners and officials on finding a solution to keep the community safer. “It surprises me to still hear that people don’t feel that crime is a problem in Sioux Falls because the numbers and the stats that we see will say the opposite. Its growing and it’s…

Hospital Groups Creating Company To Make Cheap Generic Drugs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high medicine prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs. The plan, announced Thursday, follows years of shortages of generic injected medicines that are the workhorses of hospitals, along with some huge price hikes for once-cheap generic drugs. Those problems drive…

Sioux Falls Teen Shot, Killed Monday Night

18-Year-Old In Custody Facing First Degree Murder Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — At around 11 Monday night, police were called the Bakker Park for reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a 17-year-old boy lying on the ground who had been shot in the chest. The teen was rushed to the hospital where he died a little before midnight. Investigators say before the shooting, the victim…

Man Shot and Killed Early Saturday Morning In Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls Police: One Suspect In Custody On Manslaughter Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A 24-year old Sioux Falls man is dead following a shooting early Saturday morning. Sioux Falls Police say they were dispatched to Avera Hospital on S Marion Road for someone with a gunshot wound. The victim died as a result of the injury and his identity has not been released. Authorities say their investigation led them…

Brookings Man Sentenced In Large Illegal Drug Case

PIERRE, S.D.- A Brookings man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for conspiring to distribute large amounts of illegal drugs. Authorities began investigating 20-year-old Luis Cabrera last year when they intercepted packages linked to him that contained more than 2 pounds of heroin and about 5 pounds of meth. U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says Cabrera pleaded…

Drug, Heart Condition Blamed In U Of Iowa Student’s Death

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say an 18-year-old student who collapsed in a University of Iowa residence hall died of drug intoxication and complications from a heart condition. Sean Wu, of Cedar Rapids, was pronounced dead April 8 at a hospital. A witness told authorities that he saw Wu suddenly tense up at Daum Residence Hall “as if he…

Rep. Noem Visits With Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office

Takes Ride Along & Jail Tour, Announces New Law Enforcement Legislation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Doors to the Minnehaha County Jail opened for U.S. Representative Kristi Noem on Thursday. A visit most don’t want to have, Noem came to see what life for law enforcement in the county is like with a ride along and a tour. In one case, the job came to her. “I had the opportunity to ride along…

Adolescents Starting To Use Drugs At Younger Age

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For months now, drugs have been a major topic in the Sioux Empire. Police say they’re dealing with more drug-related crimes than ever before, and a drug treatment facility in Sioux Falls says they’ve seen an increase in patients. But what’s more alarming is those patients are becoming younger and younger. “The youngest I’ve met with…

Drugs At Forefront Of Recent Violent Crimes

Several Incidents, Including Two Fatal, In Sioux Falls Come With Common Drug-Related Thread

Over the last couple weeks in Sioux Falls, police are finding a common thread to a string of violent crimes. Drug use and trafficking have led to several violent, even deadly, incidents. On February 22, police say a very small amount of marijuana led to a high speed chase, resulting in the death of Kareem Cisse, 15. Between the week…

SF Police: Man Arrested For Murder Stabbed Friend After Having Bad Reaction To Drugs

A 25-year-old Sioux Falls man is facing 2nd degree murder and 1st degree manslaughter charges after police say he fatally stabbed his friend. Police say that the suspect was having a bad reaction to drugs before the stabbing occurred. A medical emergency at a home in southeast Sioux Falls turned into a homicide investigation early Sunday morning. “My understanding was…

Police Seize Over $38,000 In Drug Bust, 3 Arrested

From the Aberdeen Police Department Facebook page ABERDEEN, S.D.– Aberdeen Police arrested three people in connection to a drug bust that turned up over $38,000 in cash. On January 17, an outgoing package to be delivered to Arizona was intercepted by the Tundra Task Force. Aberdeen Police k-9 Neko indicated an odor of illegal drugs on the package. A search…