Sarah Waugh of North Platte was sentenced Wednesday to 37 months in federal prison for meth possession with intent to distribute.
There is no parole in the federal system and when Waugh gets out, she will be under supervision for three years, U.S. Attorney Joe Kelly said.
Waugh, 30, was undone by information sent to police nearly a year ago through Lincoln County Crime Stoppers, indicating Waugh was selling large amounts of methamphetamine from her home in the 800 block of S. Sycamore, which is near Sycamore and Philip Ave.
On March 11, police conducted a trash pull from Waugh’s home, Kelly said. They found an empty bag with trace amounts of methamphetamine, prompting them to obtain a search warrant for the home, which they served the next morning around 9:30 a.m.
Inside, they found a handgun, 1.7 ounces of methamphetamine, about an ounce of marijuana, a bottle of alprazolam that was not prescribed to anyone at the home, drug paraphernalia, more than $2,000 cash and an incendiary device commonly referred to as a molotov cocktail, police spokeswoman Beth Kerr said.
Kelly said that amount of meth equated to 47.6 grams.
On the street, a gram of meth can be worth up to $100, according to unofficial internet reports.
This case was investigated by the North Platte Police and the CODE Drug Task Force, a cooperative effort of law enforcement agencies in the area.
U.S. District Judge Brian C. Buescher handed down the sentence, Kelly said.
Besides Waugh, Louella Bohman, 54; and Jayden Shannon, 20, were also arrested the same day, March 12.