LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Lincoln woman was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison on drug-related charges.

Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 33-year-old Ashley O’Connell, of Lincoln, was sentenced to 150 months on Wednesday in federal court in Lincoln. O’Connell was charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture. O’Connell will be on a five-year term of supervised release after her initial sentence. There is no parole in the federal system.

Officials said O’Connell conspired with at least eight other people to distribute meth in the Lincoln area from about Nov. 1, 2017 to about Nov. 27, 2019. O’Connell got the meth in amounts ranging from a quarter ounce to a half pound from several people and sold meth to several others in amounts ranging from one-sixteenth ounce to a quarter pound.

According to court document, officers stopped a stolen vehicle driven by O’Connell in Lincoln on Nov. 27, 2019. O’Connell was the only person inside the vehicle and the vehicle was searched. They reportedly found  two baggies of meth that weighed over a gram, a firearm, and a digital scale with meth residue.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force and the Lincoln Police Department.