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Authorities in Watertown say a car chase led to a drug bust in a home within the city.  Police responded to a report of a vehicle driving recklessly around 2:00 a.m. Saturday.  The vehicle took off once approached by police and a chase ensued.  The vehicle crashed eventually and police arrested 28-year-old Elizabeth Mesa of St. Paul Minnesota.  Further investigation determined the car was stolen.  Police also found an ounce of methamphetamine, small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  The driver of the vehicle 33-year-old Richard Balsimo of St. Paul Minnesota eventually led officers to a home where they found a half pound of marijuana and meth.  27-year-old Travis Storbakken of Waterotwn and 25-year-old Katie Barns of Watertown were both arrested on drug charges as well.   

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