Olivia Woman Prison Sentence 01 Jun 12

An Olivia woman was sentenced to 98 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine on Wednesday. 52-year-old Mary Jane Lara was arrested last June after agents with the Brown, Lyon, Lincoln, Redwood and Renville Drug Task Force executed a search warrant ate her home. Officers discovered a total of 41 grams of meth in various locations around the home while searching the property in Olivia. Agents also seized a digital scale, numerous notes listing money owed for sales, drug smoking devices, packaging materials and needles. Lara pled guilty to a felony charge of 1st-degree drug possession in Renville County Court. She has a previous federal conviction in Texas for aiding and abetting illegal entry and failure to appear in court as well.