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Man in pot-candy case gets new attorney

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) - One of two people arrested following a traffic stop in Marshfield in which 12 pounds of marijuana and some marijuana-laced chocolate candy were seized is getting a new attorney.

Aaron Keuntjes, 26, of Auburndale, was charged with five felonies, including manufacturing and delivering marijuana and maintaining a drug trafficking place, and four misdemeanors following his arrest last year.

Wood County court records say a plea hearing was planned Tuesday but instead Keuntjes' public defender asked to withdraw so a new one could be appointed. A judge agreed but no new trial date was set. A pretrial conference is set for June 20.

Keuntjes and Alyssa Clapper, 23, of Marshfield, were stopped in separate cars Nov. 19 and investigators seized an estimated $88,000 worth of marijuana, some of it within homemade chocolate candy, police said. The stops were made after investigators said they received a tip.

Clapper pleaded no contest to four felonies, including manufacturing and delivering marijuana and maintaining a drug trafficking place, according to online Wood County court records. Three charges were dismissed in the plea deal. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail and placed on probation, court records said.

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