Drug task force seizes CBD products containing THC from local business
RAPID CITY, S.D. — CBD products were seized by local law enforcement from Staple & Spice located at 601 Mount Rushmore Rd yesterday as the active ingredient in marijuana (THC) was detected in the stores CBD products.
In the weeks prior to the seizure, several products from the store were submitted for drug analysis. The products returned positive results for measurable amounts of THC content. The product lines were seized from the retailer yesterday afternoon.
Rapid City Police Chief, Karl Jegeris, released a comment via Twitter today, “We understand that some people have strong feelings regarding marijuana legalization, however marijuana and all other forms of THC, including pills, edibles, oils, lotions, etc…are illegal to possess and distribute in South Dakota.”
Although the debate into the legality and enforcement of CBD products is still in contention between the State’s Attorney General’s Office and Pennington County States Attorney’s Office, both offices agree that products containing THC are clearly illegal under South Dakota state law and RCPD took enforcement action.
“We recognize confusion exists regarding CBD products,” says RCPD Chief of Police Karl Jegeris. “However, we have the responsibility to take enforcement action regarding illegal drug distribution in our community, including products that contain THC.”
At this time, no arrests have been made in connection with the May 23rd warrant execution and product seizure, however, the case will be forwarded to the Pennington County States Attorney’s Office for review of charges. As this is potentially pending prosecution, any further inquiries into the warrant execution will be referred to the Pennington County States Attorney’s office for comment.