From staff reports

PITTSBURG, Kan. - A Pittsburg woman has been sentenced to 61/2 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in September to one count of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren said Mavis Ann Antonitis, 48, was sentenced Friday in Wichita by U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten.

Melgren said that on Dec. 31, 2001, officers with the Kansas Bureau of Investigations, the Crawford County Sheriff's Department and the Pittsburg Police Department served a search warrant at Antonitis' home on East 530th Street.

In her plea, Antonitis admitted driving past her home, seeing the officers and leaving the scene.

Officers spotted her leaving and followed her for a distance. While Antonitis drove away, she threw plastic bags from her car. Officers saw that and recovered the bags, which contained 1.85 ounces of meth.

Antonitis admitted throwing the bags from her car and admitted that she planned to sell the drugs.