BANGOR – A Monroe woman convicted for her role in a family marijuana-growing operation has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison.

Darlene Ford was also sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to three years of probation.

The 59-year-old Ford was convicted last year at her second trial of conspiring to manufacture marijuana, maintaining a drug-involved premises and aiding and abetting a felon in possession of a firearm. Her first trial ended in a hung jury.

Ford, her husband and two adult sons were charged after a raid on their home in 2011 uncovered 300 marijuana plants and 10 pounds of processed pot together worth about $800,000, and two guns.

Prosecutors say Darlene Ford handled the finances.

Her husband has already been convicted and her sons pleaded guilty.