Custer Co. drug raid nets 10 arrests, drugs, cash - KOTA Territory News

Custer Co. drug raid nets 10 arrests, drugs, cash

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A Custer County drug investigation has netted 10 arrests and more are likely.

The raid nicknamed "Joint Return" uncovered the illegal distribution of prescription narcotics, synthetic drugs, meth and marijuana in and near the County.

Nine current or former Custer County residents and one Pennington County resident were arrested in the sweep that began last Tuesday and ended Monday.

Arrested were:

Elijah D. Kitzman, 23, - Felony Distribution of  Marijuana (3 counts); Felony Distribution of Marijuana in a Drug Free Zone (2 counts)

Carol A. Osborne, 54, -  Felony Distribution of a Controlled Substance (2 Counts)

Anthony A. Moad, 23, - Felony Distribution of a Controlled Substance (3 counts); Felony Distribution of a Controlled Substance in a Drug Free Zone (2 counts); Possession of a Controlled Substance (3 counts)

Kristine E. Bridges, 46, - Felony Distribution of Marijuana

Christina M. Hamilton-Gunning, 36, - Felony Distribution of a Controlled Substance

David F. Flores, 20, - Felony Distribution of  Marijuana

Troy A. Parsons, 36, - Delivery of Non-Controlled Substance

James D. Reichelt, 19, Felony Distribution of Controlled Substance, Felony Distribution of Controlled Substance in a Drug Free Zone

Aaron J. Giedd, 25, – Felony Distribution of Marijuana (2 counts)

Terry W. Anderson, 28, Felony Distribution of Marijuana, Felony Distribution of Marijuana in a Drug Free Zone

On a related note, Jeremy J. Goodro, 23 of Custer was arrested for a probation violation arising out of the execution of a search/arrest warrant on an associated defendant's residence.  Goodro was on probation for Possession of Methamphetamine (felony) in the 2011 Pharm School operation.  Warrants have also been issued for two (2) additional individuals who are currently sought by law enforcement for distribution of marijuana and methamphetamine.   

Along with the arrests, Approximately $10,000 cash, over two pounds of high grade marijuana with an estimated street value of $10,000, quantities of  both psilocybin mushrooms, and hashish were seized.  Other seizures of property along with additional charges and arrests are pending as the investigation progresses.  

Custer County Sheriff  Rick Wheeler stated, "Operation Joint Return is a continuing effort on the part of law enforcement to reduce the trafficking of illegal drugs in our community.  The focus is to protect the youth of this community from being exposed to harmful drugs that are available."

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