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  1. Ron Strider

    SD GOP AG Foiled In Bid To Persecute Tribal Pot Consultant For Political Advantage

    South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley (R) thought he had the perfect case to help burnish his tough-on-pot prosecutorial credentials as he eyes the governorship in the socially conservative state. It didn't work out that way, though. Eric Hagen, who was set to be sacrificed on the altar...
  2. Ron Strider

    SD: Winners, Losers In Wake Of Flandreau Marijuana Trial

    It took a Moody County jury just two hours on Wednesday to acquit a former consultant of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe on marijuana charges. The two hours included lunch. The quick decision left some in the state's legal community perplexed, especially those who felt the state had a...
  3. Ron Strider

    DEA Lied About Honduras Incident, Not Guilty Verdict in SD MJ Case And More

    A joint report from the Justice and State inspector generals' finds that the DEA lied and covered up the facts in a 2012 Honduran raid that left four innocent civilians dead, Peruvian security forces prepare to enter forbidden territory in the country's coca heartland, the South Dakota attorney...
  4. Ron Strider

    SD: Marijuana Trial Gets Tense As Defendant Takes Stand

    A prosecutor on Tuesday tried repeatedly to tie a consultant to the day-to-day management of a marijuana grow room on the Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation, but consultant Eric Hagen said he only visited the facility three times. Hagen, the president of Monarch America, is on trial on state...