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Bridgewater Woman Sentenced in Meth Case

Bridgewater Woman Sentenced in Meth Case

(Salem) - Attorney General Mark Barnett announced today that Nichole Reum (also known as Nicole Newman), 22, Bridgewater, was sentenced yesterday in 4th Circuit Court to six years in prison on the charge of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, a Class 4 Felony. Three years of the sentence were suspended. Reum is currently in the custody of the State Department of Corrections.

A McCook County grand jury indicted Reum, along with Leroy Newman, 31, and Alton Newman, 38, in February after local, state, and federal agents discovered a methamphetamine manufacturing lab in their Bridgewater residence in January.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol, James Valley Drug Task Force, McCook County Sheriff, Sioux Falls Police Department, US Drug Enforcement Administration, and South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation were all part of the initial investigation. McCook County State's Attorney Roger Gerlach and Assistant Attorney General Mark Collins prosecuted the case for the State.