Watertown Man Facing Drug/Child Abuse Charges


A Watertown man is facing drug and child abuse charges following the execution of a search warrant at a Watertown area residence.

On Wednesday, Watertown police executed a search warrant at a residence located on the city’s southwest side. During the search, officers found evidence of a meth manufacturing operation on
the property.

Forty-two-year-old John West III was arrested by authorities on charges of manufacturing a controlled substance, child abuse and ingesting a controlled drug.

West was booked into the Codington County Detention Center where he’s being held on $10,000 cash bond.