HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man who was convicted with his father of kidnapping a biathlete for his mountain bride in 1984 is facing possible prison time again.
Former "mountain man" Dan Nichols made a plea deal with federal prosecutors over his employment with a medical marijuana provider raided in a statewide crackdown last year.
Nichols had faced nine drug, conspiracy and weapons charges.
The agreement filed Tuesday says Nichols will plead guilty to conspiracy to maintain a drug-involved premises. A hearing is set for Oct. 4. The charge carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, though prosecutors will recommend a lighter sentence.
Nichols was released from prison in 1991. His father, Don Nichols, is serving an 85-year sentence for kidnapping Kari Swenson and killing a would-be rescuer.