A woman has been sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for distributing methamphetamine in Leavenworth, according to a prosecution official.

A woman has been sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for distributing methamphetamine in Leavenworth, according to a prosecution official.

Veronica Thomas, 43, was sentenced Friday in Leavenworth County District Court to 83 months in prison for four counts of distribution of methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, use of a communication facility for drug transactions, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Thomas reportedly sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant four times in Leavenworth. After the four drug sales occurred outside of Thomas’ residence, law enforcement officers obtained a search warrant. During the search, additional drugs were found in Thomas’ bedroom along with the money that had been exchanged during the drug sales. Law enforcement officers also recorded an interview in which Thomas reportedly implicated herself as a drug dealer, according to a news release from County Attorney Todd Thompson.

During her trial, Thomas argued she was selling cellphone parts, not methamphetamine. She argued she had close to 100 cellphones in the residence at the time the search. But the phones were not recovered, according to the release.

During Friday's sentencing hearing, the judge denied the defendant’s request for a new trial, probation or a shorter prison sentence.

Assistant County Attorney Joan Lowdon prosecuted the case. Thomas was represented by Joel Rook.