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Charges Filed in Connection with Marijuana Grow Facility in Flandreau

PIERRE, S.D. - Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that one individual has been indicted by a Moody County grand jury for his role in the marijuana grow facility located on Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe grounds.

Eric Matthew Hagen, 34, Sioux Falls, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess more than ten pounds of marijuana, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 10 years in the state penitentiary and/or $20,000 fine, one count of possession of more than ten pounds of marijuana, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 10 years and/or $20,000 and one count of attempted possession or more than ten pounds of marijuana, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 7.5 years in the state penitentiary and/or $15,000 fine.

In addition to the indictment, Jonathan Hunt, 43, Colorado, has been charged by complaint for conspiracy to possess marijuana charge in exchange for his cooperation and assistance to law enforcement. He is expected to plead to one count of conspiracy to possess more than one-half pound but less than one pound of marijuana, class 6 felony, punishable by up to 2 years in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000. Hunt is scheduled to enter a plea on August 15, 2016.

Hagen and Hunt are both presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.

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