Sioux Falls Police: Meth bust came from series of Crimestopper tips
Police say a meth bust that happened in Sioux Falls Wednesday night stems from a series of community tips that started in October.
The bust happened Wednesday at a home on South Forster Avenue in Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls Police Spokesman Sam Clemens says a tipster had an idea some drug activity was happening and since then Crimestoppers received more tips.
Clemens says people provided license plate numbers of people who had stopped at the house. Owners of the vehicles had all been involved with drug activity. Through the investigation, it was learned that the house was a place where dugs were used and sold.
A search warrant was issued and served Wednesday afternoon. During the search officers found marijuana (less than 2 ounces) meth (a couple bags totaling 12.7 grams), .5 grams of cocaine, 10 amphetamines salt pills, 1 Hydrocodone pill, and varying amounts of paraphernalia.
The resident of the house, Margaret Johnson, was present when the warrant was served. She was arrested and taken to the Minnehaha County Jail for the following charges:
Possession of marijuana, possession of meth, possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a residence where drugs are used/stored, possession of cocaine, possession of amphetamine salts, possession of controlled hydrocodone.
Johnson is also charged with Distribution with intent in a drug free zone, because she lived so close to Cherry Rock Park.
Lindsey Hanson arrived at the residence and was also arrested for warrants and inhabiting a residence where drugs are used/stored.