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An authorized probation search by Watertown Police Officers and Detectives resulted inthe arrest of a Watertown man Thursday morning. John E. West III, was arrested forpossession of a controlled substance and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance afterofficers discovered components used to manufacture methamphetamine both inside theresidence and behind a small shed in the backyard. The outdoor lab was dismantledsafely by Detectives and Agents of the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.
West was currently out on bond for a previous methamphetamine charge.
His bond has been set at $50,000 cash or surety and remains in custody at the CodingtonCounty Jail.