MASON CITY — A Mason City woman has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison after allowing her daughter and another individual to store methamphetamine in her home.

62-year-old Julie Sankey was sentenced on Wednesday to 46 months in prison by US District Court Chief Judge Leonard Strand. Sankey pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy to distribute meth.

Sankey was in possession of a half-ounce of ice meth that belonged to the co-defendants and was intended for sale. Sankey allowed her co-defendants to store pounds of meth for resale on 15 to 20 different occasions between 2020 and 2021.

After her prison term, Sankey must also serve a three-year term of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal prison system.