Heroin smuggler sentenced to 4 years in prisonPublished 11:41am Wednesday, March 6, 2013
One of the four women accused of helping to smuggle heroin into the Fergus Falls Community Addiction for Recovery Enterprise was sentenced to four years in prison Friday in Otter Tail County District Court.
Rachel Lynn Campbell, 34, of Fergus Falls, pleaded guilty Friday to one felony count of second degree drug sales. As part of a disposition, five other felony charges were dismissed.
According to the criminal complaint, Campbell provided a statement to authorities in December 2011 where she admitted to conspiring with three other women to have packages with illegal drugs in them, including heroin and prescription pills, shipped to the CARE unit. She said that more than once she called suppliers in Minneapolis who sent the drugs hidden in other items through the mail, the report says.
The investigation started in November 2011. Several packages with illegal drugs was reportedly intercepted by the CARE unit staff during the investigation.
Tina Marie Bebeau and Nicole Mae Rindahl were also charged in connection with the smuggling case. Another woman was connected as well, according to Campbell. On Dec. 15, 2011, while the incidents were still under investigation, Trista Marie Cloud and Rindahl were taken to jail on warrants issued by Cass County, the report says. Cloud was found not breathing at the jail and was taken to Lake Region Hospital. It allegedly appeared that her cardiac arrest stemmed from a drug overdose.
All four women were patients at the CARE facility. Campbell said she had the packages sent to the three others to avoid suspicion from the CARE staff, according to the complaint. The other women allegedly knew about the drugs, according to Campbell, and she allegedly gave a portion of the drugs to them as payment.