Up in Smoke? State Investigating Tribal Marijuana Crop

The state's top prosecutor said he remains skeptical about whether the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe destroyed its entire marijuana crop.

Attorney General Marty Jackley said he is investigating the reported destruction of the tribe's marijuana crop in November after it suspended plans to legalize marijuana on its reservation.

"I don’t think for a minute that they destroyed $1 million worth of marijuana. I don’t know where that went and it’s an open case. We never shut that case," Jackley said in an interview with Argus Leader Media. “We never got an opportunity to check what was destroyed."

Seth Pearman, a lawyer representing the tribe, declined a comment Monday on the investigation or how the crop's destruction. He did not elaborate on his decision not to comment. Tribal President Tony Reider didn't immediately respond to a voicemail requesting comment Monday.

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