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A Liberty woman will be on probation for the next four years after being sentenced in a drug case Wednesday in Gage County District Court.

Kristy A. Forke, 32, was sentenced to 36 months on probation for possession of a controlled substance, negligent child abuse, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In a second case, Forke was previously sentenced to two years of probation in a check scheme. She was accused of violating that probation, though rather than send her to prison Judge Rick Schreiner allowed her to continue on probation until May 2020.

The three year probation sentence given Wednesday will run consecutive to the other probation, meaning she’ll be on probation until 2023.

Forke was one of several people arrested last September in Liberty following an investigation into drug distribution.

She was contacted in September regarding a probation search at 109 Eighth St. in Liberty, the residence of Wayne and Cindy Forke. During the probation search of the basement deputies found a glass methamphetamine pipe, black case with another glass pipe, a straw and two empty baggies with residue that tested positive for methamphetamine.

Court documents state the basement had insects crawling around and the bed and crib of a 2-year-old child were unsanitary.

A search warrant was subsequently obtained for the entire residence, while child protective services assisted with placement for the child.

Several pills, methamphetamine and items of drug paraphernalia were ultimately found, and six people were arrested related to the search.

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