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BRULE COUNTY — A Montana man was caught with 20 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop for following too close behind another vehicle on Interstate 90 in Brule County. Police stopped a vehicle driven by 33-year-old Scott Whitmore, of Belgrade, Montana, on March 15 for following too close to a camper traveling on I-90, near mile marker 256, according to court documents. Whitmore allegedly acted nervous when asked about illegal drugs, and a search of the vehicle revealed two bags containing 20 pounds of marijuana.
WINNER — Two Yankton residents were arrested in Winner for allegedly attempting to distribute meth. Winner officers responded to an anonymous tip that two Yankton residents wanted on multiple warrants in Iowa were staying at a Winner hotel. They arrested the two people, Kristi Arbegast and Sidney Buchholtz, for the warrants and found used syringes, pipes, small baggies used to distribute illegal substances and various other items of drug paraphernalia, according to court documents.
A Night at the Races, a fundraiser for the Mitchell Area Safehouse, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at the Highland Conference Center, Mitchell. The event is sponsored by the Mitchell Area Safehouse Foundation Board. Tickets are $35 and available at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Safehouse through the Safehouse Foundation Endowment Fund.
WAGNER — Two Vermillion residents were arrested for drug possession in Charles Mix County following a traffic stop. On March 13, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 28-year-old Jarelle His Law, and His Law admitted to having marijuana. A search of the vehicle uncovered several small bags containing meth in the passenger's purse. The passenger, 26-year-old Darice Cook, admitted she was "carrying it for a friend," according to court documents.
MINER COUNTY — One person was arrested after allegedly leading Miner County deputies on a pursuit. On March 12, 58-year-old Terell Thompson, of Garretson, led police on a pursuit, was engaged in reckless driving and was in possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute the drug, according to a complaint filed in court documents. Aggravated eluding is a felony with a maximum sentence of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. More detailed information was not yet filed in court documents as of Monday.
TRIPP — A Wyoming man who resisted arrest in Aberdeen was caught in Tripp and charged with drug possession. On Jan. 19, a Tripp police officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 44-year-year-old Joshua Smith, of Mills, Wyoming, according to court documents. Dispatchers advised that Smith was wanted in Wyoming for violating parole, so he was detained, and officers later found methamphetamine in the car. Dispatchers also advised Smith resisted arrest in Aberdeen the day before.
A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of possession of a controlled substance as a part of a plea bargain. Logan Sapp, 22, entered his plea during regular circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Sapp pleaded guilty to possessing alprazolam and morphine, both of which require prescriptions from a doctor. Sapp did not have a prescription for either drug, according to the court.
A Mitchell man pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree escape for failing to return to jail after a brief furlough. Jeremy Moore, 40, entered his plea during regular circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Moore also pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. Moore was arrested on March 6 after law enforcement received a call from the Quality Inn hotel in Mitchell about a suspicious check-in. When officers apprehended Moore, they also found methamphetamine in the hotel room.
A Pierre man pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree burglary, a crime he committed in 2015. Dalton Erickson, 20, entered his plea during regular circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell.
Another Mitchell Main Street business bites the dust. According to its website, the Fabric and Textile Warehouse on Fourth Avenue and Main Street is closing its doors permanently. The Daily Republic called the store, which referred us to the owner at another location, but the owner did not return a call from the newspaper. The announcement states that Willmar, Minnesota, Spencer, Iowa, and Mitchell stores will all be going out of business. "It is time to close our doors! Come in and shop our going out of business sale," the website reads.