Vehicle chase leads to drug bust for Meade County Sheriff’s Department

STURGIS, S.D. — A traffic stop by the Meade County Sheriff’s Department which became a chase led to a drug bust early Wednesday morning.

According to the Meade County Sheriff’s Department, shortly before 2:00 a.m., a Meade County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 90 near mile marker 39.

The deputy made contact with the driver, 56-year-old Kimberly Rich from Newell, who stated that she was currently on parole and was subject to warrantless search.

When the deputy indicated to her that he would be searching the vehicle, Rich fled and was pursued along with help from the Sturgis Police Department.

The vehicle became disabled on Tilford Road just east of the town of Tilford, where Rich was taken into custody. A search of the vehicle revealed ¼ pound of methamphetamine and 44 grams of heroin. Other prescription-controlled substances were seized as well.

Rich was transported and booked into the Meade County Jail with felony charges pending.

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