More drugs seized in Sioux Falls in 2018 than ever before.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police say drug seizures hit record levels in 2018, with collections of meth leading the way.

KELO-TV reports that Sioux Falls Police Chief Matt Burns notes that drug prices have never been lower and supplies have never been greater.

Police say property and violent crimes in the city typically involve drugs.

The drug task force seized as much as 56 pounds of meth last year, compared to just over 11 pounds in 2017.

Heroin seizures are also up. The agency took almost 8.5 pounds of heroin off the streets in 2018 after seizing less than a pound the year before.

Burns stresses his department will continue to make drug seizures a top priority.

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Information from: KELO-TV, http://www.keloland.com

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