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By Don Ogle
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

SPD Arrests One for Drug Possession


Sidney Police arrested a South Dakota man last week after an receiving a report of a woman who said she was injected with an unknown substance.

Clayton V. Hall, 56, of Rapid City, SD was arrested after a Sidney Police sergeant found suspected methamphetamine and cocaine in the cab of a semi-truck being driven by Hall.

The call originated after police dispatch received the call from a woman at Wal Mart who made the claim of being injected. At the same time, it was reported two other females in the truck were involved in sex trafficking.

Upon arrival at Wal Mart, officers made contact with the reporting party, while a semi truck fitting the description she gave them left the parking lot. SPD stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, who told him two females who had asked him for a ride were also in the vehicle.

While officers were collecting statements, the SPD sergeant asked for and obtained permission to search the truck, at which time the suspected drugs were found by officers. According to the arrest affidavit, the materials were tested and had a presumptive positive for both substances in question. The substances will be sent to the Nebraska State Crime Lab for analysis and weight.

According to the affidavit, no further arrests were made.


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