Work of K-9 officer Bono leads to two drug arrests in Watertown; one suspect still at large

March 3, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.—A traffic stop in Watertown early this (Tuesday) morning led to the arrests of two men and the seizure of drugs.

The traffic stop in the 100-block of First Avenue Southwest was at 2:19 this morning.

One of the occupants of the vehicle fled on foot.

The officer requested assistance from a drug dog. K-9 officer Bono (pictured) was brought to the scene, deployed around the vehicle, and sensed the presence of drugs.

A search of the vehicle turned up meth that was packaged for distribution, THC wax and oil, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The driver of the vehicle, 20 year-old Russell Eberhardt II of Watertown and a passenger, 21 year-old Conroy High Bear Junior of Watertown, were arrested on charges of possession and distribution of a controlled substance.

The passenger that fled the vehicle is still at large. Charges against that person are pending.