Three people are in jail following a meth lab bust in Sioux Falls. Authorities searched a home located at 2205 S. Grange Avenue Wednesday. They found meth and materials to make meth and other drugs.
“There were numerous reports of methamphetamine use and production,” Sioux Falls Police Lieutenant Terry Mixell said. “The components are in the garage. That doesn't mean they weren't used in the house and discarded to the garage.”
The home is located across the street from Augustana College. Even in a busier neighborhood, Augie Student Danielle Gunter says it stuck out and the raid did not surprise to her.
“It's always a different car in the back and people coming around and going. I don't really even know who lives there,” Gunter said.
Police say multiple tips led to an investigation before Wednesday’s search. They spent more than four hours at the scene sorting through the evidence.
“That house has been very active for the last year we had a lot of incidents there,” Augustana College Campus Safety Director Rick Tupper said.
Tupper says campus security officers patrol some of the streets surrounding the college. They also cooperate with University of Sioux Falls officers and alert police during suspicious activity.
“We maintain a good three-block radius around the campus just to maintain some visual and contact with our neighbors,” Tupper said.
Police arrested Heather C. Schmidt, Nicholas Sherard and Jonathan K. Wallace for manufacturing and possessing a controlled substance, marijuana possession, maintaining a place where drugs are kept or sold and possession of drug paraphernalia.