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    Stanley "Sam" Mortensen II, 50, was found at 1:04 a.m. Saturday lying in the 100 block of West Fourth Street. When first responders arrived, he was standing and leaning against his truck, which was parked in the middle of the street, but could not tell emergency responders what had happened.

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    A plastic baggie with 434 fentanyl pills was found in the man's pocket, according to authorities. In November, the 23-year-old was charged with carrying a handgun while intoxicated and unlawful possession of a prescription drug, per court documents.

    Leon Sutton pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to one count of bank robbery. According to terms of a plea agreement, lawyers will recommend Sutton receive an eight-year prison sentence. A sentencing date has not been set.

    Alfredo Castellanos-Rosales remains in custody in the Webb County Jail in Laredo, Texas, where he has been held since he was apprehended Friday in Mexico. Union County deputies could travel to Texas to pick him up or could contract with the U.S. Marshals.

    The 46-year-old stole hydrocodone, oxymorphone, oxycontin, oxycodone and morphine from Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital in Scotland, South Dakota, and Scotland Pharmacy from June 2019 through Feb. 2022. He was sentenced to 2 years probation and must pay a $100 special assessment.

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