|Thursday, May 29, 1997
Witness tells of Harmon, marijuana
A car salesman testified
Wednesday that former Prosecuting
Attorney Dan Harmon of Benton
arranged for him to receive
and sell 60 pounds of marijuana.
"He said he had the opportunity
to get some marijuana and wondered
if I might be able to sell it,"
John M. Steward said during Harman's
trial in U.S. District Court.
"I said I probably could."
Harmon is on trial before Chief
U.S. District Judge Stephen M.
Reasoner on an 11-count federal
indictment charging that he ran
his prosecuting attorney's office as
a corrupt organization in violation
of the federal Racketeer Influenced
and Corrupt Organizations
Act. He is also charged with possession
with intent to distribute
cocaine hydrochloride, conspiracy
to extort money, conspiracy to
manufacture drugs, witness tampering
and retaliating against a
Harmon has repeatedly denied
On the second day of Harmon's
trial, Steward said he got the marijuana
from a Texas man who had
been arrested in Saline County,
then took it to Harmon's house to
be weighed and divided.
Steward said he and Holly DuVall,
Harmon's ex-wife, sold the
DuVall is expected to testify today.
She plead guilty Tuesday to a
charge of misprision -- knowing
about but not reporting a felony.
Prosecutors dropped two other
drug charges against her.
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