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Ohio man convicted of felony marijuana possession in Charles Mix County

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LAKE ANDES -- An Ohio man arrested in May in Charles Mix County was given a suspended five-year prison sentence last week for possession of slightly more than a pound of marijuana.

Kishawn Syph, 22, of Toledo, Ohio, was additionally sentenced to three years probation and received credit for the two days he spent in jail following his arrest.

At about 1:30 a.m. on May 10, according to court documents, Syph was eastbound on State Highway 46, traveling 48 mph in a 30 mph zone. A South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper stopped the Ford Expedition with Missouri plates and searched the vehicle after reportedly smelling marijuana and hearing Syph admit to having a small amount with him.

The search reportedly yielded 16.022 ounces of raw marijuana and 20 one-gram vape cartridges of THC hash oil. Syph was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute more than one pound of marijuana, a Class 3 felony; possession of 1 to 10 pounds of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute drugs in schedules I or II, both of which are Class 4 felonies; possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II, a Class 5 felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class 2 misdemeanor.

Syph pleaded guilty to possession of 1 to 10 pounds of marijuana on Sept. 16, and the remainder of the charges were dismissed.

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