11 face drug charges

Published 9:53 pm Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Nov. 2 trial date has been set for suspects facing federal drug charges for allegedly operating a marijuana distribution center out of the Scott County area.

Eleven suspects have been charged with drug trafficking, and authorities have seized more than $1 million in marijuana, cash and assets.

Authorities say 18 wheelers were used to transport marijuana between Scott County and Texas. The alleged ringleader is Jessie Jerome Hall of Newton.

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Richard Rehfeldt, Hall’s attorney at an arraignment last week, couldn’t be reached for comment on Sunday.