WAGNER, S.D. (AP) - An American Indian tribe in an area of South Dakota where some say methamphetamine has become rampant has not used a federal grant to hire a detective to combat meth use.
The Yankton Sioux Tribe received a $157,000 grant in 2010. The special agent in charge of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' South Dakota office says he doesn't know why it hasn't been used.
Tribal Chairman Thurman Cournoyer says political squabbles have gotten in the way. He says tribal officials have discussed the matter but haven't advertised the position.
Some area residents have organized a group to combat what they believe is a meth epidemic.