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Rosebud Sioux Tribe arrests seven for drug activities at casino




The exterior of the Rosebud Casino in South Dakota. Photo from Facebook

Seven people are facing charges in connection with drug activity at the casino owned by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota.

According to a press release from the tribal police department, employees at the Rosebud Casino observed drug use in the parking lot. Officers responded to the scene and found methamphetamine and paraphernalia in a vehicle.

Further investigation uncovered more meth, marijuana, paraphernalia and cash at the Quality Inn Rosebud Casino Hotel, the press release stated. The occupants of the vehicle had been staying at the hotel.

The seven who were were arrested are facing charges in tribal court. The police department said they were residents of the Rosebud Sioux Reservation and the Pine Ridge Reservation, home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Both tribes have been dealing with meth issues. The Lakota Country Times has reported extensively on the drug problems on both reservations.

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