SLAYTON — A Slayton resident will spend 30 days per year for the next six years in local jail in relation to a felony conviction for second-degree drug sale.
Jill Erdman, 37, was charged with the offense in December following an investigation by the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force with the help of a confidential informant (CI). Erdman sold 6.671 grams of methamphetamine to the CI in a park zone, which made the criminal charge more serious.
She pleaded guilty to the crime and was sentenced Monday.
"This is at least your third felony drug offense," Fifth Judicial District Judge Christina Wietzema told Erdman. "You are amassing a criminal history."
Wietzema sentenced Erdman to 58 months in prison, with a stay of execution, meaning she will be allowed to serve seven years of supervised probation instead. She will also serve 180 days in jail — 30 days at a time in 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027.
Erdman was also ordered to pay an $800 fine, which she may work off through community service, and $500 in restitution, which will be paid jointly with her co-defendant, Nicholas Samson, for the money the CI spent during the investigation.
"You have a lot to gain by following the conditions," Wietzema told Erdman, encouraging her to commit to sobriety and get a job to give her structured time in her schedule.