Three Members of Veterans’ Pipeline Protest Group Arrested on Drug Allegations

Barry Amundson | Inforum

MANDAN, N.D.—The leader of a veterans’ group involved in the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline and two other members of the organization have been cited for drug possession.

Matthew Crane, co-founder of the VeteransRespond group which has been at the protest camps, has been arrested for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. He was cited after a vehicle he was riding in was stopped for traveling beyond the road closure sign Friday, Feb. 10, on Highway 1806 near Fort Rice. Three other people were in the vehicle when a canine unit searched the vehicle and luggage after one of the others turned over a marijuana pipe to deputies.

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