A traffic stop in Watertown leads to drug arrests

WATERTOWN, S.D. – Watertown police seized cash, a loaded weapon, and drugs during a traffic stop on Tuesday morning.

A K9 officer unit conducted the stop on the 3500 block of Ninth Avenue Southeast in Watertown. There, they seized over $4,000 cash, a loaded handgun, 1.5 ounces of methamphetamine, one ounce of marijuana, prescription pills, THC oil and numerous items of drug paraphernalia to include scales and packaging.

Police said during the stop, the officer observed indicators of criminal behavior. K9 officer “Bono” was deployed and alerted to the presence of illegal drugs inside the motor vehicle.

Police arrested Jordan Bachmann, 29, and Timothy Elrod, 34, of Dell Rapids as occupants of the vehicle. Read More