WORTHINGTON — A South Dakota woman was arrested around 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning in Worthington after methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were allegedly discovered in her vehicle.
According to the criminal complaint, Mary A. Zephier-Crossman, 39, of Yankton, S.D. was stopped for a traffic signal violation. She reportedly displayed symptoms of what the officer categorized as "long, consistent" drug use. Wile speaking with Zephier-Crossman, the officer allegedly observed a broken piece of glass with burn marks in the passenger door.
Methamphetamine, marijuana and hypodermic needles were allegedly recovered from the vehicle.
In a post-arrest interview with law enforcement, Zephier-Crossman said she believed the drugs weighed about 4 ounces and that she was delivering them. Having admitted to smoking three hours prior, Zephier-Crossman was also arrested for driving while intoxicated.
She has been charged with two counts of felony first-degree drug sale; a string of misdemeanor offenses including possession of hypodermic needles, possessing more than 1/4 grams of marijuana in a motor vehicle and two counts of DWI; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a petty misdemeanor. She faces a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment, a $1 million fine or both.
Her conditional bail was scheduled at $50,000; her unconditional at $100,000.