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Yankton inmates plead guilty to bringing in tobacco

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Two federal inmates have pleaded guilty to trying to sneak tobacco into a Yankton prison.

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 29-year-old Quentin Tucker and 36-year-old Devon Philips pleaded guilty Monday to an indictment that charged them with conspiracy to obtain a prohibited object. It could add up to six months to their sentences.

Johnson says Tucker and Philips formed an agreement to smuggle tobacco into the Yankton Federal Prison Camp in Yankton. On Aug. 28, they jumped the prison camp's fence, retrieved the tobacco from a prearranged location and brought it back in.

Sentencing is set for June 11.

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