KEARNEY, Neb. -- Over two years in prison was given to a Kearney woman for a meth-related conviction.

U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 31-year-old Amanda Jensen, of Kearney, was sentenced on June 30 for possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine (actual). She will serve 30 months in prison with three years of supervised release after. There is no parole in the federal system.

Officials said they found evidence of meth distribution in trash that was left out for collection at Jensen’s home in Kearney in December 2021. A state arrest warrant was issued for Jensen and a search warrant was used for her home.

Authorities said she admitted to having more than five grams of meth in a safe in her room and gave them the combination. Jensen said she had bought the meth two days before and had sold small amounts of meth to other people.

According to court documents, officers found two and one-half grams of meth in the safe with a digital scale. They also found a baggie with at least 13 grams of actual (pure) meth in the bedroom.

This case was investigated by the Central Nebraska Drug & Safe Streets Task Force, including investigators from the Nebraska State Patrol, Kearney Police Department, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).