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South Dakota woman sentenced after grandchild allegedly ingested meth

DEADWOOD, S.D. — A Spearfish woman was sentenced to six years in prison with three years suspended after her two-year-old grandchild allegedly ingested meth in January.

Michelle Rae Humann was recently sentenced in state court after pleading guilty to felony child abuse, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison, according to court records. She received 126 days of credit for time served.

As part of her plea deal, prosecutors dropped charges of meth possession, drug paraphernalia possession, drug ingestion, keeping a place for the use of drugs and knowing a child is present while using drugs, court records say. They also dismissed a document that said Humann had three prior criminal convictions, which would have allowed the judge to hand down a harsher sentence.

Humann asked to join drug court or be sent to an intensive meth treatment center, but Strawn denied the request, records show.

The 2-year-old's urine sample tested positive for meth after her parents took her to the hospital late in the evening on Jan. 7, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The child's parents said they don't use drugs and voluntarily gave urine samples that tested negative, the affidavit says.