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Mitchell woman pleads not guilty in meth case

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

A Mitchell woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center to possession of a controlled substance.

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Sara Goetzinger, 22, is accused of possessing methamphetamine after Mitchell law enforcement conducted a consent search of Goetzinger's apartment March 21, according to court documents. During the search, a law enforcement officer allegedly found a straw burned at both ends that tested positive for meth. Goetzinger admitted to smoking meth with the straw, according to court documents.

The charge carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine or both.

Judge Tim Bjorkman scheduled the case for a jury trial in October.

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