Police arrest South Dakota youth, seize more than $200,000 in drugs

WATERTOWN S.D. — Police arrested a minor and seized over $200,000 worth of drugs on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Codington County Sheriff’s Office, an anonymous tip on the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line led investigators to arrest a juvenile on Thursday afternoon just after 2:30 p.m.

Codington County Sheriff Brad Howell said a combined effort was put forth between the Codington County Sheriff’s Office and the Watertown Police Department which resulted in:

• 9 pounds of Marijuana Wax
• A “substantial” amount of LSD
• 585 THC vaping cartridges
• 229 THC edibles
• $3,233 in cash was also seized

The team conducted a search of a residence in the 1000 block of 3rd St NE in Watertown where the items were located. The drugs were calculated to have a street value of just over $211,000.

Sheriff Howell said, “Both agencies have pronounced their strong stance against drugs in the community and this seizure is one that both agencies are proud to have removed from the streets.”

Charges for the juvenile include Distribution/Manufacture Controlled Drug or Substance, Distribution/Possession in a Drug Free Zone, Possession controlled substance, Possession of Marijuana 2 oz or less, Possession or use Drug Paraphernalia.

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