Ex-Oglala councilor extradited on drug charges

A former council member for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is being extradited to New Mexico to face drug charges.

Don Garnier, 38, was out on bond but a federal judge revoked it after he allegedly got into a fight in Rapid City. He has been charged with simple assault but wasn't able to appear in court because he is in federal custody.

Garnier is charged with possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, conspiracy and aiding and abetting a crime. He was a passenger in a car that was pulled over in New Mexico with 21 pounds of marijuana.

Garnier was suspended from the council after he was indicted. He has since resigned his position.

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Simple assault hearing held in Garnier case (The Rapid City Journal 12/21)

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