Drug Bust



Authorities said three people were cited with controlled substance violations following a traffic stop on Theurer Boulevard Wednesday evening.
                  
Chief Winona County Deputy Ron Ganrude said the three were jailed on preliminary charges of fifth degree controlled substance possession.
                   
Cited were 39-year-old Donnie Lord and 44-year-old Kristi Hixton, both of Winona, and 45-year-old Anthony Simonic of Minnesota City.
                   
The three were cited after the county's K-9 officer 'Cleo' alerted on a substance in Simonic's possession an also on objects inside the vehicle, including drug paraphernalia.

Ganrude said a fourth person in the vehicle identified as 24-year-old Harley Lee Paul of La Crosse was also arrested on an outstanding warrant out of La Crosse.

The incident took place just before7:00 p.m.

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