11 drug arrests made in checkpoint near Tilford

TILFORD, S.D. — Authorities made 11 drug arrests during a sobriety checkpoint set up near Tilford on Friday evening.

Photo Courtesy of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the Northern Hills Squad set up the check on I-90 around mile marker 41 in Meade County.

It lasted for two hours, with 379 vehicles traveling through. The Patrol says seven drivers were checked for impairment, with one person arrested for DUI, and 11 drug arrests made.

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety announced at the beginning of June that it would be setting up 28 checkpoints in 24 counties throughout the month.

The Friday night checkpoint was set up in coordination with the Meade County Sheriff’s Office, the Lead Police Department and South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks.



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