Two people were arrested Thursday after agents of the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force turned up what's being called a small but elaborate marijuana growing and cultivation operation.

Detectives say agents who searched the house at 905 West 3rd Street around 1:40pm found two grow rooms, live marijuana plants, cultivated and drying pot plants and harvested marijuana, along with a small amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Christopher Alan Peterson, 35, who lives at that address, was arrested on several drug-related charges, including possession of a controlled substance, possession of one to ten pounds of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.

Rachel Marie Nies, 23, of Sioux Falls was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.