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Man indicted on cocaine charges

A man charged with alleged cocaine activity in Stark and Stutsman counties has been federally indicted, it was revealed during a pretrial conference at the Stark County Courthouse in Dickinson Tuesday afternoon.

Tallon Hoogeboom, 22, of Dickinson, was charged with allegedly possessing cocaine with intent to deliver in Stark County.

Hoogeboom was also charged with alleged criminal conspiracy and delivery of a controlled substance in Stutsman County, according to a previous Press article.

Because of the Stutsman County charges, a search warrant was issued for Hoogeboom's Dickinson residence, which led to his Stark County charges, Stark County State's Attorney Tom Henning said in May, according to a previous article.

While the charges in Stutsman County and Stark County were not related, they were similar.

"They were the same course of events ... they were just a different geographical location, doing the same thing," Henning said.

A lab report in Stark County confirmed about 153 grams of cocaine were found, Henning said.

Federal officials have now become involved.

"The U.S. Attorney has indicted on his charges, on his activities in Stutsman County," Henning said.

Henning said he is seeking clarification from the U.S. Attorney's office whether or not Hoogeboom will face federal indictment in Stark County as well.

Hoogeboom was scheduled for a pretrial conference Tuesday relating to his Stark County charges, however a continuance was granted to allow more time to specify the federal indictment, Henning said.