South Dakota Man Arraigned on Drug Charges

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

An arraignment hearing was held Thursday in Fourth Judicial District Court for a man from South Dakota charged with two felony drug charges. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

33-year-old Dallas Mitchell pleaded “not guilty” to the charges of Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance- Marijuana, and Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver- Marijuana. District Court Judge John Fenn said that a specific trial date would be set in the immediate future. Last year on August 26, Mitchell and 23-year-old Bret Feser were pulled over by a trooper with the Wyoming Highway Patrol on Interstate 90 just outside of Sheridan. During the traffic stop, Feser, who was the passenger in the vehicle initially, jumped the center console and sped off, leading law enforcement on a high speed chase on I-90 through Sheridan and Campbell Counties. Mitchell remained at the scene of the traffic stop, as he was being detained by a Sheridan County Sheriff’s Deputy outside of the vehicle when Feser drove off.

The pursuit came to an end when law enforcement spiked three of the four tires on the vehicle at milepost 70 on Highway 14/16 near Spotted Horse. Feser fled on foot, but was soon apprehended and placed under arrest. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded 74 pounds of marijuana, which Mitchell and Feser were transporting from Washington State to South Dakota. If convicted on both counts, Mitchell faces up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000.

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