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Sioux Falls police seize pounds of pot and $11, 000


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) - Sioux Falls police smelled marijuana coming from a South Carolyn Avenue motel room early yesterday morning after they had investigated a 9-1-1 hang-up call from a different room.

     Officer Sam Clemens says police knocked on the door and heard someone jump out of a window.  They went to the parking lot and saw the male suspect get into a car with another man driving.  The suspect left behind 45-hundred dollars cash, four pounds of marijuana, a handgun and his wallet.  

     Clemens says other officers found the vehicle they were looking for.  Once the car stopped, the passenger jumped out of the car and ran.  He was caught and Clemens says that's the same man who rented the motel room. 

     Clemens says officers found seven thousand dollars cash in the pockets of 20-year-old Justin Dean Urquhart of Sioux Falls.

     Urquhart is charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

     The driver of the car, 21-year-old Zachary Lovaas was charged with possession marijuana and concealing a handgun in the glove box.