OMAHA, Neb. -- A 32-year-old Ithaca woman was sentenced on Wednesday to 13 1/2 years in prison for intent to distribute meth. 

The U.S. Attorney announced that Milea Ixta was sentenced on Wednesday, in federal court in Omaha for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

U.S. District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Ixta to 162 months in prison.

After Ixta’s release from prison, she will begin a 5-year term of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

Court documents said on January 18, 2021, officers responded to a Walmart in Omaha regarding a report of shoplifting where the customer failed to ring up items and was attempting to leave the store.

When the officer arrived, Ixta was taken into custody. Officials said that a backpack she was carrying was searched.

It was reported that in addition to locating the stolen merchandise, officers also seized 148 grams of actual meth as well as 580 grams of a cutting agent.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.