State, local and federal officials are making progress in the battle against opioids.
On Monday, South Dakota’s U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons announced at least 19 suspected drug dealers are making their way through the court system.
“I can promise you that we are not going to let up. We’re going to hammer the traffickers who are dealing those poisons, with everything we’ve got,” Parsons said.
Parsons is also asking for help in locating Michael Cooper, age 57, of Sioux Falls.
Cooper has been indicted by a federal grand jury for dealing fentanyl that resulted in an overdose victim in Sioux Falls.
Cooper is at large and being sought by federal authorities. He resides in Sioux Falls but has ties to the Chicago area and Louisiana.
Anyone with information about Cooper’s whereabouts can contact the U.S. Marshal Service at (605) 330-4356 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.