Trials Set for 19 Accused of Drug Crimes in State Prison
TYNDALL, S.D. (AP) — A March 18 trial date has been set for 19 people accused of drug crimes while they were inmates at Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield.
The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that all 19 defendants have pleaded not guilty. Bon Homme County Clerk of Court Heather Humphrey says they will stand trial as individuals, not as a group.
A grand jury indicted the suspects last month. The attorney general's office says each faces two marijuana-related charges that together carry a maximum punishment of three years in prison.
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