Lyon County Sheriff's Office

Lyon County Sheriff's Office

LARCHWOOD—A 28-year-old Sioux Falls, SD, man was arrested about 12:05 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, on charges of first-offense possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia in the parking lot of Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort near Larchwood.

The arrest of Kristopher Kenneth Kennedy stemmed from a deputy making a routine patrol and detecting the odor of burned marijuana shortly before midnight, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

The deputy exited his patrol car and upon walking toward the casino entrance observed a haze of smoke coming from a 2015 Ford Fusion and Kennedy standing on the driver’s side with the doors open.

Upon confronting him about the odor, Kennedy provided the deputy with a small pouch containing marijuana and a marijuana pipe, according to court documents.