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5 accused of using meth at women's prison in New England

Washington Times, January 8, 2015

NEW ENGLAND, N.D. (AP) - Five inmates at the women’s prison in New England are accused of using methamphetamine.

KXMB-TV reports that corrections officials ordered an investigation last fall into possible use of meth by inmates at the Dakota Women’s Correctional Rehabilitation Center.

Twenty-two-year-old Chelsea Nelson, of Minot, is accused of using meth while in jail and providing it to the other four women. She faces a Class A felony charge of being an inmate in possession of a controlled substance. The charge carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison.

Court documents don’t list an attorney for Nelson.

The other four women face a Class B felony charge that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.