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Federal Defendant Claims Privacy After Meth Found In Mailed Package

In May 2018 a postal worker at St. Francis saw a baggie of white powder that had fallen out of a broken package.

Rosebud Sioux Tribal Police field-tested the contents and soon after arrested the intended recipient.

In preparation for trial, the defendant asked the judge to suppress the evidence, claiming the government conducted an illegal search.

The issue went before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals last week. Victoria Wicks explores this case further for SDPB.

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Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She Retired from this position in March 2023.