Second woman sentenced in drug smuggling case [UPDATED]Published 4:31am Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Updated 6:33am Tuesday, May 28, 2013
One of four women believed to have smuggled drugs into the Fergus Falls Community Addiction for Recovery Enterprise unit was sentenced to jail time and probation Wednesday, May 22 in Otter Tail County District Court.
Nicole Mae Rindahl, 27, of Brainerd, was sentenced to 48 months in prison, to be stayed for 10 years; 365 days in jail; and 10 years of supervised probation for felony causing great bodily harm due to drugs. She pleaded guilty Dec. 17, 2012. As part of a disposition, five other felony charges were dismissed.
Rindahl reportedly did a line of heroin in the Otter Tail County Jail with Trista Cloud Dec. 15, 2011. Cloud, who allegedly smuggled the heroin into the jail via her belly button, went into cardiac arrest shortly after taking the heroin. According to the criminal complaint, Cloud was found not breathing at the jail and was taken to Lake Region Hospital. It allegedly appeared that she had overdosed.
Tina Marie Bebeau and Rachel Lynn Campbell were also charged in connection with the case. Campbell, of Fergus Falls, was sentenced in March to four years in prison for felony second-degree drug sales.
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, where all four women were patients.