Broken taillight leads to drug related arrest

RAPID CITY, S.D. –  Around 1:30 a.m. today, police noticed a vehicle with an inoperable taillight near the intersection of Milwaukee and Monroe Street. They attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not stop.

A pursuit circled through much of the city’s north side of town and ended after the driver turned into a parking lot off Surfwood Drive, drove through a fence and proceeded on E. Knollwood Drive. Once the vehicle came to a stop two occupants were seen fleeing from the scene.

Police were able to detain both individuals who were identified as 20-year-old Jaden Lebeaux of Porcupine and 36-year-old Eldon Crossdog of Rapid City.

A search of the vehicle turned up syringes and a jeweler’s bag with a white crystal substance, which field tested positive for methamphetamine. A similar substance, which also field tested positive for methamphetamine was found on Crossdog’s person.

Crossdog was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Lebeaux was placed under arrest for Aggravated Eluding, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Ingestion of a Controlled Substance, Tail Light Violation and three local Warrants.

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