Lack of potential jurors leads to agreement


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About 30 potential jurors were sent home this morning after a woman accused of criminal distribution of imitation dangerous drugs reached an agreement with prosecutors.

During the jury selection process, state prosecutor Daniel Boucher offered Jodell Downhour, 40, of Havre a deferred prosecution.

The offer came after prosecutors realized that the state may not have called enough jurors for the trial. Rather than face a mistrial as more and more potential jurors were disqualified during initial questioning by lawyers,...

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