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Pregnant Mitchell woman gets extra prison for meth use

A Mitchell woman pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center.

Becky Skovbo, 36, is already an inmate in the South Dakota Women's Penitentiary for violating her parole by using methamphetamine. She said she used meth on Aug. 28, 2012, while in Mitchell.

"I realize I made a mistake," Skovbo said.

She told the court she was taken off her prescription drugs when she got pregnant and began suffering depression.

She used meth to relax, she said.

"It was my responsibility that I should have asked for help," she said.

Judge Tim Bjorkman sentenced her to one year in prison, which will run concurrent, or at the same time, as the sentence she is currently serving.

He also ordered that Skovbo pay $104 in court costs, $78.93 in prosecution costs and be given credit for the 10 months she has already served in prison for the parole violation.

Bjorkman said her earliest parole eligibility will be late July.