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Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 9/24/1997

September 24, 1997

A federal grand jury issued federal indictments against the four individuals apprehended during the August 6th drug raid south of Whitehall. Jason Schwartz and his wife Theresa Jo Schwartz, Mitch Bakken, and Eric Decker, were all charged with conspiracy to manufacture marijuana, the manufacture of marijuana, and use of the premises to manufacture marijuana. Jason Schwartz and Bakken were also charged with the use of a gun-related to drug trafficking.

In a unanimous 3-0 vote, the Jefferson County Commission opted to officially “not proceed with any more money or time” on the...


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