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Traffic stop nets two drug-related arrests

WORTHINGTON — A South Dakota woman and Adrian man were arrested Tuesday after illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia and a digital scale were allegedly discovered in their vehicle.

According to the criminal complaint, a Worthington police officer pulled over a vehicle driven by Junior D. Key, 32, of Adrian for a non-functioning license plate light. According to the officer, Key and his passenger, Stephanie M. Husmann, 36, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were visibly nervous.

Key produced a baggie containing marijuana to the officer as he exited the vehicle. Key claimed possession of the marijuana, and denied ownership of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs and paraphernalia discovered in the vehicle.

Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a digital scale were allegedly discovered in Husmann's purse and luggage.

Upon being warned about introducing contraband into the jail, Husmann reportedly retrieved a baggie containing 28 grams of meth from her person. Due to the volume of meth and presence of a digital scale and baggies, the officer believed Husmann to be involved in sale or delivery of meth.

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Husmann faces felony charges of second-degree drug possession and sale; fifth-degree controlled substance crime, a gross misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia. She faces a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment, a $500,000 fine or both. Her conditional bail was scheduled at $2,500; her unconditional at $10,000.

Key faces charges of gross misdemeanor fifth-degree controlled substance crime; driving without a valid license, a misdemeanor; and possession of a small amount of marijuana, a petty misdemeanor. He faces a maximum penalty of one year imprisonment, a $3,000 fine or both.

He was released Thursday from jail without bail on conditions.

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