Two people were arrested Tuesday morning when police found drugs valued at more than $10,000 in a Mitchell motel room.
Ryan Suing, 41, and Jennifer Thaler, 39, both of Mitchell, face three felony drug-related charges.
An anonymous caller asked police to respond to a motel room in the 1700 block of South Burr Street in Mitchell. Police say when they arrived they smelled marijuana coming from the room and made contact with Suing and Thaler.
The James Valley Drug Task Force executed search warrants in the room and a residence in Mitchell where Suing and Thaler both reportedly live; and in two commercial storage units.
In total, officers allegedly found just over 2.7 pounds of marijuana, split between 86 packages; 78 containers of marijuana wax along with THC Capsules, hash oil, THC edibles, a digital scale and other drug paraphernalia. Police also seized $3,492 in cash,.
Both Suing and Thaler are charged with unauthorized possession of a controlled substance, unauthorized possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of more than a half pound and less than a pound of marijuana. If convicted on all charges, they could each be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.
Police say the investigation is ongoing, and have indicated more charges may be filed.
The Mitchell Police Division, Davidson and Hanson county sheriffs' offices, Division of Criminal Investigation and Highway Patrol were all involved in the investigation.