- Associated Press - Monday, March 21, 2016

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) - Former Butte County State’s Attorney Heather Plunkett has been sentenced for drug charges that led the governor to suspend her late last year.

The 31-year-old Plunkett was given a 90-day suspended jail sentence and ordered to pay $861 in fines and fees on misdemeanor marijuana-related charges.

Plunkett and her husband were arrested Dec. 4 when the state Division of Criminal Investigation served a search warrant at their Belle Fourche (foosh) home. Gov. Dennis Daugaard suspended her with pay and she later resigned. She pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor charges the day before Christmas.

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