Five people arrested in Watertown drug bust

January 11, 2023
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Five people have been arrested following a multi-jurisdictional drug investigation in Watertown.

Police Detective Sergeant Trevor Barthel says officers with the Watertown Police Department, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and South Dakota Department of Corrections searched a home in the 2400 block of 10th Avenue Southeast on Tuesday afternoon.

They found methamphetamine, fentanyl pills and evidence of drug distribution.

Those arrested are identified as 50 year-old Patrick Endres, 28 year-old Taylor Hoff, 22 year-old Laura Lawrence, 24 year-old Andrew Moen and 22 year-old Brandon Painter, all of Watertown.

They face various drug charges that include Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.