User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


43° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

15-Year-Old Girl Turns Her Mother In To Police

October 9, 2012, 6:00 PM by Don Jorgensen

15-Year-Old Girl Turns Her Mother In To Police
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

A 15-year-old Sioux Falls girl turns in her own mother in the latest meth lab bust.  The bust happened Friday afternoon on the 1500 block of West 12th Street.

34-year-old Tammara King and 41-year-old Eric Lee Johnson were arrested on several drug charges, including maintaining a place where drugs are kept and possession of drugs in a drug-free zone.  Five of King's children are in protective custody and prosecutors say the 15 year old was concerned for the safety of her siblings.

King and Johnson walked to court Tuesday afternoon facing numerous drug and child abuse charges.

Police say the two were making and distributing meth out of a house on West 12th Street.

"Meth is a bad thing; a real bad thing by itself," neighbor Marty Gallanter said.

Gallanter has lived next door for two years, but never saw or heard anything unusual.

Don Jorgensen: Does it surprise you?
Gallanter: It surprises me a lot.  Just had absolutely no idea anything was going on over there.  You know chat with the family once in awhile over the fence when you're out in the yard, but that's the extent of the friendship. 

Prosecutors say police were tipped off after the 15 year old went to Lincoln High School on Friday and told someone she was concerned for the other kids because she believed her mom and Johnson were making meth.

Authorities say there were at least five children living in the home ranging in age from four to 15 years old.

When police searched the house, they say they found a small amount of meth and equipment used to make the drug. 

A background check on one of the suspects found Johnson has long criminal history involving drugs; he even spent time in prison.

Even though Gallanter didn't know the family very well, he's concerned for the children.

"I just hope they're all healthy, just hope it hasn't contaminated them that's all.  Seemed like nice enough children," Gallanter said.

During Tuesday's court appearance, the judge said both Johnson and King are a danger to the community and set bail at $10,000 bond.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES
Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

ISIS 'Kill List' Said To Include Target In Rapid City

3/24/2015 2:30 PM

CBS News confirms ISIS has a target in South Dakota.

Full Story
Family: Crow Creek BIA Superintendent Stabbed At His Office

3/25/2015 4:36 PM

An investigation is underway into the stabbing of the Crow Creek BIA Superintendent.

Full Story
Empire Mall Burger King Closes

3/22/2015 2:30 PM

The Burger King inside The Empire Mall in Sioux Falls is closing Sunday, March 22.

Full Story
Four Arrested On Drug Charges, Accused Of Making Hashish Oil

3/23/2015 1:32 PM

Four people are accused of making drugs just a block away from from the Clay County sheriff's office.

Full Story
Huron Man Dies In Rollover Crash

3/22/2015 11:42 AM

A Huron man was killed Saturday morning in a rollover crash at the intersection of 216th Street and SD Highway 45 in Hand County, near Miller.

Full Story


Events