Two Arrested After Speeding Vehicle is Stopped

February 20, 2023 10:54am

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Two people were arrested early Friday morning after authorities stopped a speeding vehicle on Highway 60 near Hospers. 


During the investigation, deputies noticed the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.  Authorities discovered a container that had a green leafy substance that later tested positive for THC, and drug paraphernalia.  33-year-old Kari Kunst, and 33-year-old Philex Stewart, both of Mora, MN, were arrested; deputies also suspected Stewart was under the influence of marijuana.


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Both Kunst and Stewart were brought to the Sioux County Jail where they were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Additionally, Stewart was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.


Both were released after posting bond, Stewart posted a $2,000 bond, Kunst a $1,000 bond.