February 12, 2024
PIERRE,S.D.–South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is praising the partnership that has led to the passage and signing of House Bill 1028 which makes the use and possession of Xylazine a crime outside of veterinarian purposes.
Gov. Kristi Noem signed the legislation Monday.
The bill was co-sponsored by the Attorney General’s Office and the South Dakota Department of Health. It was passed by both legislative chambers.
Xylazine is used for veterinary uses and will remain available for those uses. But the drug, when used by humans, has led to overdoses and deaths.