A Lincoln woman has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.
Amber L. Dieckhoff, 22, pleaded guilty to the drug conspiracy charge in May.
Prosecutors say she continued selling meth -- about a pound every two weeks -- after her then-boyfriend, Rudolph Deleon, was arrested and indicted after Lincoln police found 4.5 pounds of meth in a cooler near his bed during a Sept. 19 search.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce Gillan said Dieckhoff was arrested Dec. 23 with about 100 grams of methamphetamine and $1,818 cash in her purse. In a call from jail, she arranged for her new boyfriend to collect a drug debt for her, he said.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge John Gerrard sentenced Dieckhoff to 12 years and seven months in prison and recommended her for an intensive drug treatment program.
She agreed to forfeit the money and will have to undergo five years of supervised release when she gets out of prison.