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Lyon County Sheriff’s Office

LARCHWOOD—Two people were arrested following a traffic stop shortly before midnight Sunday, April 25, in Larchwood.

The arrests stemmed from the stop of a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier traveling without working rear lamps on Highway 9, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, 29-year-old Jake Vernon Vlotho of Ireton, was found to have a suspended and revoked driver’s license, no required ignition interlock and no required special insurance.

When Vlotho was placed under arrest, a bag of methamphetamine was found in his hat and multiple drug paraphernalia items were found inside the vehicle, according to the incident report.

Vlotho was charged with first-offense possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine; driving while his license was denied or revoked, possession of drug paraphernalia; driving while his license was denied, suspended, canceled or revoked; operating a motor vehicle without a required ignition interlock device; and driving without high-risk insurance.

The passenger, 32-year-old Nicholas Edward Welbig of Brookings, SD, was arrested on charges of first-offense possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.