Prison Term Ordered In Chadron Drug Case

CHADRON – A Chadron woman has been sentenced to 4 to 8 years in prison on drug and child abuse charges stemming from a January search warrant raid and investigation.

39-year old Mandi Hardy received terms of 4 to 8 years for distribution of a controlled substance and 1-year for negligent child abuse after pleading no contest to both counts.

The child abuse charge was for having children in a home with drugs present.

Hardy and her husband were arrested after authorities seized meth, ketamine, prescription pills and five stolen credit cards at their home.

James Hardy pleaded guilty earlier this year to unauthorized use of a financial transaction device and negligent child abuse.

He was sentenced to 18 months of probation.