MITCHELL, S.D. -- A North Dakota couple was arrested March 6 for allegedly driving through Davison County with four types of drugs, including 1.4 pounds of meth.
Ruben Cruz, 37, and Kelly Cruz, 39, both of Bottineau, North Dakota, both face four felony and two misdemeanor charges.
At 2:21 p.m. on March 6, according to court documents, a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper stopped an SUV that had been traveling east at 82 mph on Interstate 90, near mile marker 325.
The trooper allegedly smelled marijuana during the traffic stop, and both Ruben and Kelly reportedly admitted there was marijuana and a small amount of meth in the vehicle, which was driven by Ruben.
Both were arrested after a search of the vehicle allegedly uncovered 643 grams (or 1.41 pounds) of meth, four grams of heroin, hash oil, less than two ounces of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Ruben and Kelly were both arrested and charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance, a Class 5 felony, for the heroin, hash oil and meth, as well as misdemeanor charges for the marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They were also charged with possession of meth with intent to distribute, which is typically a Class 4 felony but was elevated to a Class 3 felony for both people because they were alleged to have been in possession of at least three items related to drugs in schedules I or II.
On March 10, both Cruzes were released on $4,000 bond.