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The defendant was convicted of rape in Brookings in 2006 and has been in out of state and federal custody ever since.
According to the DEA's Facts about Fentanyl webpage, a dose as small as 2 milligrams can be fatal depending on a person’s body size, tolerance and past usage.
Prosecutors say the pair were purchasing opioids, oxycodone and fentanyl online and also mailing drugs through an elaborate process.
As part of the conspiracy, individuals would occasionally travel to Denver to receive methamphetamine from Zuk, while Zuk would occasionally travel to the reservation to deliver the drugs.

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According to the DEA, as little as two milligrams could be a lethal dose. The group's alleged conspiracy could have been enough to kill as many as 20,000 people.
Court documents indicate the duo shot at police on five separate occasions during the pursuit, which began in Minnehaha County and ended in Lake County.
After the group was arrested, Stevenson physically assault his co-conspirator as retaliation for providing information to law enforcement.
After Molica was indicted by a federal grand jury in August, he pleaded guilty to the charge on March 11.
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Using Google Maps, it was determined that the home was within 1,000 feet of the Abbott House, which created a drug-free zone that included the property.

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As part of a plea agreement, both pleaded guilty to two felonies in exchange for other charges being dropped.
The DEA says many users believe that they are purchasing heroin and actually don’t know that they are purchasing fentanyl, often resulting in overdose deaths.
The federal conviction could have implications on a South Dakota criminal case in which he was convicted for ingesting methamphetamine.

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