2 Arrested After Running From Police, Both Face Drug Charges

Police credit those living in a central Sioux Falls neighborhood for helping officers arrest two people in Pettigrew Heights.
An officer saw a driver not completely stop at a stop sign near 12th Street and Duluth Avenue and tried to stop the Chevrolet Tahoe. Public Information Officer Sam Clemens said the driver stopped for a short time between 9th and 10th Streets along Duluth Avenue before speeding away from the officer through another stop sign.
Officers were searching the neighborhood and witnesses told police that they saw two men run into an apartment. After talking with a woman inside, police found both the driver and passenger in a back bedroom.
Deondre Scott Jackson, 27, of Sioux Falls, was charged with aggravated eluding and driving with a suspended driver’s license. Detectives found drug paraphernalia inside the Tahoe after finding a strong marijuana odor coming from inside. Clemens said a .40-caliber pistol was also found inside the SUV.
Police got permission to search the apartment where they found paraphernalia like marijuana pipes as well as scales hidden in a freezer.
Officers also found five small bags of crack cocaine, a bag of marijuana and 20 pills of Clonazepam. They later charged Jackson and his passenger, 24-year-old Shanda B. Big Eagle, of Lower Brule, with possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, paraphernalia, and possession with intent to distribute.
Clemens said the tenant inside the apartment was not arrested, but she could face charges in the future.
Police posted a photo of the seized drugs and thanked the neighborhood for the information that led to both arrests.
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