No additional charges for woman who was high in court
Feb. 16, 2018
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A woman appearing in South Dakota's Sixth Judicial Circuit Court on methamphetamine charges faces no additional consequences for coming to court high on marijuana.
Twenty-three-year-old Cecilia Thunder appeared before Judge Mark Barnett earlier this week on a felony charge of ingesting meth.
The Capital Journal reports Barnett accepted Thunder's guilty plea, then asked why she was giggling. Thunder said she was nervous.
Barnett then asked her if a drug test would show she was on meth while appearing in court. Thunder answered that it would not, but she would test positive for marijuana. Barnett ordered the urine test for Thunder, which produced the expected positive result.
Barnett told Thunder he would cut her "some slack" and not add a new drug charge. Sentencing is in a few weeks on the meth charge.
Information from: Pierre Capital Journal, http://www.capjournal.com