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Two Deuel County Men Arrested in Synthetic Drug Case





ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :     Tuesday, May 15, 2012
CONTACT:    Sara Rabern,  (605) 773-3215

 

Two Deuel County Men Arrested in Synthetic Drug Case


 

PIERRE, S.D.  – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and Deuel County States Attorney Greg Stoltenburg announced today that Phillip L. Plunkett, 50,  of Goodwin, and Jason D. Toben, 39, of Goodwin, have been arrested for their roles in the possession and distribution of synthetic drugs including K2 and bath salts. The charges are as follows:



Phillip L. Plunkett:

Four counts of unauthorized possession of a controlled substance, class 4 felony punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/or a $20,000 fine
One count of unauthorized distribution or possession of a controlled substance, class 4 felony punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/or a $20,000 fine
One count of unauthorized distribution or possession of controlled substances in a drug free zone, class 4 felony punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/ or a $20,000 fine
One count of maintaining a place for use of sale of controlled substance, class 5 felony punishable by 5 years imprisonment and/or $10,000 fine 
One count of possession of a controlled weapon, class 6 felony punishable by 2 years imprisonment and/or a $4,000 fine
Two counts of possession, sale or distribution of substances for purpose of intoxication, class one misdemeanor

Jason D. Toben:

Two counts of unauthorized possession of a controlled substance, class 4 felony punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/or a $20,000 fine
One count of unauthorized distribution of a controlled substance, class 4 felony punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/or a $20,000 fine 
One count of unauthorized distribution or possession of controlled substances in a drug free zone, class 4 felony punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/ or a $20,000 fine
Two counts of possession, sale or distribution of substances for purpose of intoxication, class one misdemeanor



Plunkett and Toben are presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.

 

The case is being investigated by the Codington County Sheriff’s Office, Deuel County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Revenue, Watertown Police Department and the Division of Criminal Investigation.

 

 
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