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Meth arrest made in Wagner

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WAGNER -- Law enforcement arrested a woman Thursday in Wagner on drug possession and distribution charges.

Wagner Police Chief Tim Simonsen said the woman was a passenger in a vehicle that initially fled a traffic stop.

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Simonsen did not have access to the woman's name, age or place of residence when contacted by The Daily Republic.

Officer Shane Larson attempted to stop a vehicle for running a red light in Wagner. As the vehicle drove away from Larson, he saw someone throw guns out the window, Simonsen said. The vehicle eventually stopped and Larson allegedly found 14 baggies of methamphetamine in the female passenger's possession.

She is being held in the Charles Mix County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession with the intent to distribute. The possession charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The distribution charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

The state Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting in the investigation and took possession of the baggies for testing and evidence, Simonsen said.

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