The South Dakota Supreme Court will hear an appeal in one of the state’s first synthetic drug convictions on Tuesday.
During the second day of the October term at Black Hills State University, the justices will consider the case of 40-year-old Jason Toben.
Toben sold undercover agents synthetic marijuana out of a Goodwin, South Dakota, bar just ten days after the legislature made the drugs illegal.
Toben argues he didn’t know the drugs contained illegal chemicals so his conviction for ‘knowing possession and sale’ should be overturned.
KELOLAND’s Ben Dunsmoor will bring you the arguments from the courtroom later on KELOLAND News.