Two women were charged last week with driving 99 pounds of marijuana and 3.2 pounds of THC wax through Davison County.
Amanda Harmon, 34, of Louisville, Kentucky, and 30-year-old Anna Linscott-Zask, of Sandisfield, Massachusetts, each face five drug-related charges and could be sentenced to up to 45 years in prison if convicted on all counts.
At 5:38 p.m. on Dec. 23, a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper stopped a 2019 Toyota Camry that had allegedly been traveling 83 mph on Interstate 90, near mile marker 326. Harmon was driving the vehicle, according to court documents, and the passenger, Linscott-Zask, produced a three-day rental agreement for the car.
While talking to Harmon and writing a citation for speeding, the trooper reportedly became suspicious of potentially drug-related activity. Linscott-Zask gave permission for a drug dog to be walked around the vehicle, and the dog reportedly alerted to the car's trunk.
Inside the trunk, 99 one-pound bags of marijuana and two packages of THC wax sheets were allegedly found divided among five duffel bags and a suitcase.
Harmon and Linscott-Zask were arrested and transported to the Davison County Jail. The Davison County Sheriff's Office assisted in the arrest. The vehicle was reportedly towed to the South Dakota Department of Transportation's shop in Mitchell for processing before being taken to the Highway Patrol office in Sioux Falls for safekeeping.
Both women are charged with possession with intent to distribute more than one pound of marijuana and possession of more than 10 pounds of marijuana, both of which are Class 3 felonies; distribution of THC wax, a Class 4 felony; possession of THC wax, a Class 5 felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class 2 misdemeanor.