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Routine traffic stop results in drug bust

Roberts County Sheriff's Office
Deputies seized drugs worth approximately $80,000 in a traffic stop in Roberts County on April 5

SISSETON, S.D. – Authorities performing a routine traffic stop uncovered something more than ‘routine.’

According to the Roberts County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy smelled marijuana during the stop on Interstate 29 in northeast South Dakota and proceeded to search the vehicle.

During the search, deputies found 10 pounds of methamphetamine worth approximately $80,000, along with a loaded firearm, nearly a pound of marijuana, and a large amount of cash.

Authorities did not give details on any arrests.

Roberts County Sheriff Tyler Appel commended the deputy’s work, saying “a seizure of this size has implications far beyond our area.”

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