On Tuesday evening, 57-year-old Anna Reed of Spirit Lake, Iowa, called 911 because she accidentally flushed the keys to her rental vehicle down the toilet while using the state operated rest area near Chamberlain.
When officers arrived on scene, they discovered that Reed had an outstanding warrant for possession of a controlled substance out of Iowa. Reed also admitted to having marijuana in her vehicle.
A locksmith was called to get into Reed's rental vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a large variety of prescription pills and a small amount of marijuana.
Reed was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, and possession or use of drug paraphernalia.
The Brule County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Chamberlain Police Department with the arrest. Reed was then taken into custody at the jail in Brule County.
Officers were unable to recover the keys from the toilet.