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Mitchell woman gets 17.5 years for meth distribution

Methamphetamine (Republic photo illustration)

A Mitchell woman was sentenced Monday to 17.5 years in a federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

Reva Janis-Bauer, 45, sold a total of 60 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in May and June of 2018, and more than 1,000 grams (2.2 pounds) of the drug was found in her car and motel room on June 17.

A federal grand jury indicted Janis-Bauer on one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance on Aug. 7, and she pleaded guilty to the charge on Feb. 22.

In addition to her prison sentence, Janis-Bauer will subsequently be on supervised release for five years and must pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The Sioux Falls Police Department, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case.