Xylazine Cases In South Dakota

(Pierre, SD) — Cases of the devastating drug Xylazine are now in South Dakota. The state was only one of two to not yet have a reported case until recent weeks. The drug, nicknamed “tranq” or “the zombie drug,” is only approved for veterinary use by the FDA as a tranquilizer for animals but it’s found laced with other illicit drugs like fentanyl. Unlike fentanyl, the effects of xylazine cannot be reversed with Narcan, which makes it dangerous for overdoses. Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead attorney general Marty Jackley are both pushing for new legislation to make Xylazine a controlled substance in the state.

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