HOULTON — A Houlton woman has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for trying to smuggle drugs into jail.

Dyan Reeves was sentenced Wednesday to three years and nine months in prison in Aroostook County Superior Court after pleading guilty to trafficking in prison contraband.

Prosecutors say the 35-year-old Reeves was reporting to serve a jail sentence on another drug charge last September when guards discovered that she had 40 doses of gabapentin with her, a medication used to treat seizure disorders and help relieve neuropathic pain, but which can be abused by recreational drug users.

The Bangor Daily News reports that Reeves’ lawyer says her client is a drug addict who is remorseful and eager to undergo rehabilitation.