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Mitchell woman receives maximum sentence on meth conviction

Mitchell woman receives maximum sentence on meth conviction
(Courtesy Scotts Bluff County Detention Center)

A shopping trip to the mall ultimately ends up costing a Mitchell woman a two year prison sentence.

33-year-old Brooke Schaneman was sentenced on Friday following an April conviction of Possession of a Controlled Substance. In February of 2016, Schaneman was at a clothing store in Monument Mall. Employees say that after she tried on clothes in the dressing room, they discovered a baggie containing more than two grams of methamphetamine left behind.

She was found guilty by a jury on the charge last month, and on Friday Schaneman was sentenced to the maximum prison term for a Class IV Felony. She was given credit for one day served, and won’t be eligible for parole until May of 2018.

A separate case charging Schaneman with Possession of a Controlled Substance from March of this year was dismissed on Monday. Schaneman was arrested following a WING Drug Task Force bust in Mitchell. Court documents say investigators found a bag of methamphetamine in the bedroom area of the building, as well as glass meth pipes downstairs and in Schaneman’s car.

In the filing, County Attorney Dave Eubanks made a motion to dismiss the most recent case with prejudice because Schaneman had been sentenced to prison in the 2016 case.

Schaneman was sentenced to three to five years in prison in 2013 on a meth distribution conviction; and with earned good time, was released in August of 2014.


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