Meth Connected To 60 Percent Of Rosebud Inmate Population

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Ask any law enforcement officer and they’ll tell you: Meth is becoming all too familiar across KELOLAND. 

Crime has spiked on the Rosebud Reservation because of the highly addictive stimulant.  
Law enforcement is finding the bulk of the crimes are meth related and 60 percent of the current inmate population at the Rosebud Adult Correctional Facilities have meth-related arrests. 

Special agent Robert Sedlmajer says it hasn’t always been this way. 

“Historically most of our crimes were in the nature of maybe sexual assaults but it’s not like that anymore. Now it’s burglaries and the investigation of burglaries that result from methamphetamine users trying to get their high,” Sedlmajer said. 

In tonight’s Eye On KELOLAND at 10 p.m. CDT, Erika Tordsen visits the Rosebud Reservation to see what steps tribal council and law enforcement are doing to combat meth. 


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