LAKE ANDES — A Pierre woman charged in October with meth distribution in Charles Mix County was sentenced last week to 62 additional days in jail.
Chelsey Habben, 27, had already spent 118 days in jail when she was sentenced March 16 for possession of meth, a Class 5 felony to which she pleaded guilty on Feb. 19.
At 2:07 a.m. on Oct. 12, a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Steven Martinez, also of Pierre, was stopped for allegedly having plates that were not registered to that vehicle. Habben was a passenger at the time.
Martinez granted permission to search the vehicle, and an officer found 3.83 grams of meth, syringes, small plastic bags, $801 in cash and assorted drug paraphernalia, according to an affidavit.
Habben and Martinez were both arrested. Martinez pleaded guilty to possession of meth and was given a suspended five-year sentence in February, after spending 102 days in jail.
Habben was ordered to pay $166.50 in fines and court costs.