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Brandon man pleads not guilty to distributing marijuana

A Brandon man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to distribution of marijuana.

Derek Olson, 18, entered his plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell.

Olson is accused of distributing more than a half-pound but less than 1 pound of marijuana in June. According to court documents, he was in the Culver's parking lot in Mitchell on June 6 around 11 p.m. At the time, Olson allegedly had 13 ounces of marijuana on him and distributed more than 8 ounces of it to a person in the parking lot.

Judge Tim Bjorkman scheduled a jury trial for December.

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