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.
Information from: Yankton Press and Dakotan, http://www.yankton.net/