Alleged Drug Dealer Arraigned in District Court

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(Photo Ron Richter ©)
(Photo Ron Richter ©)

An arraignment hearing was held in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan Thursday for a man charged with two counts of allegedly distributing methamphetamine in the Sheridan area. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

On August 5, 36-year-old Brandon Hanni was arrested and charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, and one count of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance- methamphetamine. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest last month due to the fact that he failed to show up for a scheduled drug test and failed another. The drug testing through probation and parole was a condition of the bond that was previously set forth in Sheridan County Circuit Court.

Hanni failed to appear at an arraignment in District Court on September 26, and District Court Judge John Fenn continued the bench warrant for his arrest. Hanni was arraigned Thursday in District Court, where he pleaded “not guilty” to both of the charges against him. Judge Fenn set the pretrial conference for February 6 at 9 am. The three day trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 9 of next year in District Court. If convicted on both counts, Hanni faces up to 40 years in prison and fines of up to $50,000.

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