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Mitchell man goes to jail for possessing meth

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

A Mitchell man will serve 180 days in jail for possession of a controlled substance.

Travis Sturtevant, 53, was sentenced last week during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center.

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In January, he possessed methamphetamine in his blood or urine. Since then, he’s completed treatment at Stepping Stones, according to his attorney, Donna Bucher.

Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered a suspended five-year prison sentence as a part of a plea agreement.

He will receive 81 days credit for time served and start serving his jail time Friday. He will then serve 45 days in June and 45 days in June 2015.

Bjorkman ordered Sturtevant pay a $250 fine, $104 in court costs, $63 in prosecution costs, serve two years of probation, pay back court-appointed attorney fees and pay restitution. He also may not drink or be around alcohol; consume, possess or be around drugs; or participate or be around gambling. He must complete treatment and aftercare as recommended by court services, and obtain an evaluation for ADHD and follow those recommendations.

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