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Two Arrested with Meth and Pot in Valley City

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Jolynn Short Hughes (33) Jolynn Short Hughes (33)
Semereab Haile Tesfaye (25) Semereab Haile Tesfaye (25)

Two people are behind bars after police pulled them over and discovered drugs in the vehicle. Semereab Haile Tesfaye (25) and Jolynn Short Hughes (33), both of Fargo, were arrested and charged on several drug-related counts.

A vehicle with Tesfaye and Hughes inside was spotted running a stop sign and they were pulled over near a Super 8 motel in Valley City, North Dakota. Officers say during the stop, the odor of marijuana was detected both inside the vehicle and around those inside.

After questioning one of the occupants, police found a partially smoked marijuana joint in the ash tray.  A search of the vehicle turned up a plastic bag with marijuana, three plastic bags with a white crystalline substance inside, a marijuana cigarette and paraphernalia including a digital scale.

Driver Tesfaye and passenger Hughes were both arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana and methamphetamine) and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The investigation continues and the Valley City Police Department asks that anyone with information on this case to contact them at 701-845-3110.

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