SANTEE, Neb. -- A sentence of 10 years in prison was given to a Santee woman for a meth-related charge.

U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 29-year-old Alitia Tikluk, of Santee, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha on Monday. She was charged for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and will serve 120 months in prison with a four-year term of supervised release after. There is no parole in the federal system.

According to court documents, Tikluk was on probation due to a 2021 conviction for possession of a controlled substance when probation officers came into her home in Santee on March 9, 2022. They found two digital scales and meth spread among several baggies and Tikluk admitted that it was her meth and that she sold drugs. There was 190 grams of actual meth and 699 grams of a mixture containing meth.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, and the Santee Sioux Nation Tribal Police.