Man repeatedly declines attorney in meth case

Said he believes in system, wants to take responsibility


Ronald Hopkins may not have a future political career – he wants to save taxpayer money.

When asked by a Cheyenne County judge last week why he didn’t want an attorney as he was arraigned on a felony drug possession charge, Hopkins said it was because he wanted to take responsibility for his actions and not waste time or money.

Hopkins, wearing an orange jumpsuit and hand and ankle restraints, was escorted by a sheriff’s deputy into Cheyenne County District Court last Wednesday for the hearing. He sat at the defendant’s table near the front of the court, in a chair occupied in almos...

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