Chief U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger last week sentenced Lillian Elaine Brady, 53, of Cherokee to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release for trafficking methamphetamine, fentanyl and other narcotics.

According to court records and the sentencing hearing, in April 2020, law enforcement learned that Brady was a major supply source of methamphetamine and other narcotics in and around Cherokee. Over the course of the investigation, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Brady’s residence, seizing methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone, morphine and marijuana, drug paraphernalia, $3,725 in cash, a loaded firearm and ammunition.

On Feb. 17 Brady pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.