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Blackfeet Tribe, Montana

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Two Browning-area residents pleaded guilty July 24 in federal court to selling 100 pounds of marijuana on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Rick Flammond, 40, faces up to 10 years in prison, with a one-year mandatory minimum for conspiracy to distribute marijuana within 1,000 feet of Browning High School and Starr School. Flammond was in possession of four pounds of marijuana when he was arrested in February in Valier. John Griffin, 39, faces up to five years in prison. Under their plea agreements, their sentences could be reduced if they help authorities with other cases. Flammond and others distributed marijuana for Griffin, and informants bought pot from both men, said federal prosecutor Lori Harper Suek. Charges against Griffin's wife, Mary Griffin, 43, have been dismissed. U.S. District Judge Jack Shanstrom set sentencing Oct. 20 in Helena.

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