A Monticello woman was sentenced Tuesday to 24 years in prison for drug crimes.

A Drew County jury found Tara Kolb, 45, of Monticello guilty of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The drugs and paraphernalia reportedly were found during a traffic stop on December 31, 2018.

The jury, after hearing testimony about Kolb’s prior convictions, recommended a sentence of 24 years, the maximum sentence for the crime. The jury also recommended that she pay a fine of $5,000 for each count.

Following the jury’s recommendation, 10th Judicial District Circuit Judge Bynum Gibson sentenced Kolb to 24 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction and assessed the fine.

Sandra Bradshaw, a 10th judicial district deputy prosecuting attorney represented the state at the trial and Tim Leonard represented Kolb.