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Three arrested on drug charges after tip from Spencer store

South Dakota Highway Patrol arrested three people Sunday on drug charges during a traffic stop at exit 332 in Mitchell.

The arrests occurred after the highway patrol received a call around 2 p.m. earlier in the day that a person allegedly had a gun at the convenience store near the Spencer exit, said Jonathan Harms, public information officer for the state Department of Public Safety.

Highway patrol eventually pulled over a red Subaru at the Mitchell exit.

“Everyone exited the car without incident,” Harms said.

Kayla Walton, 25, and Robin Hundahl, 49, both of Missoula, Mont., each are charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of 2 ounces of marijuana or less. The controlled substance charge — for possession of methamphetamine — carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fi ne.

The other two charges are misdemeanors.

Brian Murphy, 50, of Great Falls, Mont., is charged with misdemeanors for driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia.