What started as a traffic stop in Sioux Falls ended with a sizable drug bust. Sioux Falls police stopped a car around 3:30 pm Tuesday for dark tinted windows. The vehicle was pulled over around 41st and Sertoma by Roosevelt High School.

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According to Sioux Falls Public Information Officer Sam Clemens, once the officers were talking to the driver they saw a gun in the car and also found some drugs. They discovered 2.6 pounds of marijuana and marijuana wax, which is a concentrated form of THC the intoxicating chemical found in marijuana.

The officers then contacted the Sioux Falls Drug Task Force. They secured a warrant for the residence where the male and female suspects in the vehicle lived.

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When they investigated the trailer home in the 2900 block of South Hidden Place officers found 5.9 pounds of marijuana, 3 pounds of marijuana edibles, plus Bags, scales, and other items involved in drug distribution.

The two suspects were arrested and charged with the Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana One to Ten Pounds (which is a felony), and Possession with an Intent to Distribute Marijuana.

The driver was also charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon with an Intent to Commit a Felony which is also a felony charge. The gun was loaded.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 21-year-old Wedo A. Peter of Sioux Falls. The other suspect that was arrested was a female, 20-year-old Courtney Jade Nelson of Sioux Falls.

The Drug Task Force had some previous information concerning the two that made them aware of their potential involvement in drug activity.

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