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Fla. couple charged in hotel meth case appear in court

DICKINSON, N.D. — The husband and wife arrested for allegedly cooking meth in their Relax Inn room Thursday had their initial appearance in court Friday morning.

David and Kim Dulaney, both of Florida, face charges of manufacture of a controlled substance, a Class A felony. The charge carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence and $20,000 fine.

The two appeared separately before Southwest District Court Judge Dann Greenwood via video stream from the Law Enforcement Center in Dickinson. Neither has hired a lawyer, but each indicated they would be applying for a public defender.

Bond was set at $20,000 cash for each defendant, under the condition that they remain law-abiding, wave extradition from the state of North Dakota, stay in contact with their lawyer and court clerk, and participate, at their own cost, in a 24/7 drug patch program.

A crying Kim Dulaney told Greenwood she can’t come up with the $20,000, and said the county should pay for the bond because she “had nothing to do with this.”

Preliminary hearings for both are scheduled for Aug. 18.

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