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May 11

Drugs, Firearms, Stolen Items Recovered from Search Warrant

Posted on May 11, 2023 at 8:21 AM by Michelle Delaney

Occurred: 5/1/2023 at 2:30pm

Location: Residence in the 500 block of 7th Ave in Brookings, SD

On 5/1/2023 the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the above location. After an investigation into rural burglaries near Sinai, SD (reported on 3/22/2023) and Aurora, SD (reported on 3/25/2023), Deputies were able to secure a search warrant for the apartment, vehicles and cell phones of 32-year-old male Quentin Schmidt of Brookings and 27-year-old female Breanna Pearson of Brookings. During the search, meth, drug paraphernalia, other dangerous drugs, firearms, evidence of drug distribution activity and many stolen items were recovered in connection with rural Brookings County burglaries. After completing the search, arrest warrants were issued for Schmidt and Pearson, who had already fled the area at the time of the search.

On 5/10/2023, the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate and arrest Schmidt and Pearson for the above-mentioned warrants. Both Schmidt and Pearson have been charged with: Possession of a Controlled Drug or Substance, Possession/Distribution Drugs in a Drug Free Zone, Maintaining a Place Where Drugs are Kept, Sold or Used, Distribution/Manufacture of Controlled Drug, Grand Theft, 3rd Degree Burglary and 2nd Degree Burglary. Both are currently being held at the Brookings County Detention Center each with bond set at $10,000 cash only.

Scott Sebring
Assistant Sheriff
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office
315 7th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006