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Drug Traffickers Turn Themselves In

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A 911 call from last year was recently released by the Rexburg Police Department that revealed an incident when two out of state drug traffickers got high and called the police to turn themselves in. Leland Ayala-Doliente and Holland Sward were driving from Las Vegas to Bozeman, Montana with twenty pounds of marijuana. They were under the influence of the drug while they were driving and believed they were being followed by undercover police officers. Once the pair reached Rexburg, they parked their car and called 911 because they wanted the police to stop following them. The Rexburg Police said that at the time they weren't being followed by anyone. When the police arrived, both men had their hands behind their heads. Documents state that Sward said, "We got caught and we're surrendering." Police found twenty pounds of marijuana inside a dog cage and $567 inside the car. Ayala-Dolitente and Sward were charged with one felony count of trafficking marijuana. Sward pl…

Alleged Murder Seeks New Prosecutor

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A prosecutor's employee interrogated Ohio woman Brittany Pilkington, 23, without a lawyer present after she was accused of suffocating her three sons out of jealousy of the attention her husband gave them. Her trial is set for March for aggravated murder charges, and she faced the death penalty if convicted. Pilkington has pleaded not guilty. A judge has set a hearing for January 22 for the motion.

The motion is asking the court to disqualify the Logan County Prosecutor's Office to ensure fairness because Pilkington was interrogated while in custody and without her attorney's knowledge. The motion states the the interrogation violated her constitutional right to have counsel present and that it provided additional information to use in her prosecution. It also says that the employee who was questioning Pilkington could be called as a prosecution witness, which would create a conflict of interest.

County Prosecutor William Goslee said the interview didn't have to deal wi…