Rapid City traffic stop nets 12 in drug-related charges - KOTA Territory News

Rapid City traffic stop nets 12 in drug-related charges

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Once again, a simple traffic stop in Rapid City balloons into a major drug bust; putting a dozen people in jail on various charges.

According to Tarah Heupel, Rapid City Police Department community relations specialist, it started when a police officer stopped a vehicle on North Maple when the driver made an improper lane change, without signaling.  Police found drugs, paraphernalia and a stolen pistol in the vehicle.

Driver Christia Ault, 35, was arrested for ingesting a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance; and receiving stolen property.  Her passenger, Mark Afraid of Lightning, 32, was arrested for ingesting a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia; and commission of a felony with a firearm.

The arrest of Christia and Afraid of Lightning prompted the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team to make several more traffic stops as well as executing search warrants at three apartments.

Ten additional people were arrested:

Elzie Benson, 24, for distribute/manufacture of a controlled drug and possession of a controlled substance

Nehamiah Brown, 29, for possession of drug paraphernalia, trespassing and two warrants

Amanda Clifford, 30, for possession of a controlled substance, ingesting a controlled substance, maintaining a place where drugs are kept, sold, or used and a warrant

Cody Hopkins, 29, for four warrants

Amy Steele, 34, for possession of a controlled substance and ingesting a controlled substance

Anastasia Muggins, 21, for possession of a controlled substance

Stephon Onsurez, 27, for possession of a controlled substance

Julian Houston, 30, for possession of a controlled substance

Dennis Volk, 36, for possession of a controlled substance

Lucas Wilson, 33, for ingesting a controlled substance

All of the people arrested are from Rapid City.

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