LINCOLN, Neb. -- A 45-year-old Nebraska City woman will face five and a half years in prison on a federal meth conviction.

U.S. Attorney Steven Russell announced Thursday that Amy Henner had been sentenced earlier this week to 66 months in prison following her conviction for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. After she completes her prison sentence, Henner will also serve three years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

On March 18, 2021, Henner was approached by police investigators in Lincoln. Investigators found that she had approximately half a pound of methamphetamine in her purse. The methamphetamine was sent to the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab where a forensic scientist confirmed the presence of at least 190 grams of pure methamphetamine. Henner admitted to investigators that she had been selling methamphetamine to others.

The case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol and the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force which is made up of officers from the Nebraska State Patrol, Lincoln Police Department, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.