Police seize $10,000 more in cash during Sturgis this year

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Highway Patrol says authorities have seized over $10,000 more in cash this year compared to last year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The Department of Public Safety said Wednesday that authorities in western South Dakota have seized over $17,600 in cash since July 28, the majority of which was in Sturgis. Last year at this time authorities had taken approximately $7,300.

Authorities have also had 17 more felony drug arrests and issued over 200 more citations compared to last year.

The only category in which officials have seen fewer crimes is DUI arrests. So far, law enforcement officers have made 134 DUI arrests, compared to 138 last year.

Last modified onThursday, 06 August 2015 14:50

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