Two South Dakota sheriffs invited by Congressman Dusty Johnson to tonight’s State of the Union speech

February 7, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C.–South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson has chosen Moody County Sheriff Troy Wellman to be his guest at tonight’s State of the Union address.

Sheriff Wellman is hoping President Biden will address the drug problem and the southern border.

Wellman says he has seen a significant drug trend since he took office in Moody County in 2007. He noted meth labs have become less common because “it’s cheaper to be made in Mexico or China and be smuggled in.”

Wellman says now Circuit Courts are seeing “a higher amount of drug related cases than any other felony crime on the docket.”

Congressman Johnson invited Sheriff Wellman, along with Pennington County Sheriff Brian Mueller, to the State of the Union, saying he hopes “President Biden highlights a plan to combat fentanyl pouring into our communities.”