Police: Sioux Falls man arrested in major fentanyl bust
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A 24-year-old Sioux Falls man is facing charges for what police say was a major fentanyl bust on Tuesday.
The Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force and South Dakota Highway Patrol executed a search warrant at a hotel in the 3000 block of West Russell. Authorities say they received a tip that someone was dealing drugs from the room.
Police say the suspect, 24-year-old Jacob Clayton Winters, was stopped in a vehicle near the hotel. Inside the vehicle, authorities found methamphetamine pipes, scales, and other paraphernalia.
Inside Winters’ hotel room, authorities found four separate baggies with fentanyl, totaling 27 grams. Authorities also discovered a pill bottle with over 50 pressed pills, which are believed to be fentanyl, and marijuana.
Winters is facing multiple drug charges including distribution.
Sioux Falls Police Lt. Randy Brink says this is an uncommon case for Sioux Falls. Brink doubled down on the department’s mission to keep fentanyl out of Sioux Falls.
Police expect more arrests in connection with the investigation.
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