Drug Arrests up at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — Law enforcement officers have made more drug arrests at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, but fewer people were arrested for drunken driving so far.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol says misdemeanor drug arrests have increased to 30 from 14 last year as the annual rally opened. Eight felony drug arrests were made compared to 2 in 2017.
Nineteen people were arrested for driving under the influence. That's down from 28 during the same time last year.
Organizers of the 10-day rally say 500,000 riders and others are expected to descend on Sturgis, which has a population of about 6,900.
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