SIOUX FALLS – Police in Sioux falls have arrested eight people following a month-long investigation.
According to Public Information Officer Sam Clemens, the Sioux Falls Drug Task Force served a search warrant at a house at 913 E. Pam Road Tuesday evening after receiving a tip about potential drug activity in the home. Prior to the warning being served, investigators also believed that a 15-year-old runaway girl might be staying at the house.
Police found the 15-year-old hiding in a closet in the home. Several bags with a couple of grams in marijuana as well as marijuana paraphernalia were also found.
Investigators also had reason to believe that some of the people at the house may have been involved in burglaries, Clemens says. A computer was found in the home that had been stolen recently, so detectives confiscated several other laptops and electronic devices found in the home. The investigation into whether the other electronics are stolen is ongoing, but Clemens says investigators believe they might be tied to recent burglaries in Sioux Falls.
19-year-old Meagan Joy Dominiack, 18-year-old Tommie Lee Lampkin, and 69-year-old Arthur Gibb Templeman, all residents of the home, were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, as well as marijuana and paraphernalia possession. Two other residents, 54-year-old Charles Robert Tripp and 57-year-old Thomas Clayton Drury, were charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, as was 18-year-old Troy Dean Kiggins of Sioux Falls.
A 17-year-old boy was also charged with possession of marijuana during the bust. The 15-year-old girl found in the closet is facing both marijuana-possession and runaway charges.