Two people from South Carolina were arrested recently in Davison County for allegedly being in a vehicle with methamphetamine, hashish and more than three pounds of marijuana.
According to court documents, at 12:41 p.m. on Nov. 14, a South Dakota Highway Patrol officer stopped an eastbound vehicle on Interstate 90 near mile marker 326 for reportedly following another vehicle too closely.
The officer identified the driver as 29-year-old Andrew Savage, of Blacksburg, South Carolina, and the passenger as 20-year-old Kristin Reynolds, of Gaffney, South Carolina. Savage's license was allegedly found to be suspended at the time of the traffic stop.
Savage reportedly said he and Reynolds were returning home after a trip to Washington and indicated there was likely a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle.
The car was searched, and the officer allegedly found small amounts of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the front seat and a plastic baggie containing a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine on the floorboard where Savege had been sitting. In the trunk, 53.5 ounces of marijuana and 4.3 ounces of hashish were allegedly found hidden in a spare tire.
Reynolds and Savage were both charged with possession with intent to distribute one pound or more of marijuana, possession of 1-10 pounds of marijuana, distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance in schedule I and possession of drug paraphernalia. Savage was additionally charged with a second count of possession of a controlled substance and driving under suspension.
If convicted on all charges, Savage could be sentenced to more than 45 years in prison, while Reynolds could face upward of 40.