A Whangarei mother has been jailed for five-and-a-half years for dealing methamphetamine.

Alison Clunie, 48, was sentenced in the High Court at Whangarei today on 25 charges of offering to supply methamphetamine, three of supplying methamphetamine, seven of conspiracy to supply methamphetamine, one of possession of methamphetamine and another of offering to supply cannabis.

Clunie, and her husband Reece, 44, were among 18 people rounded up by police in June 2010 during Operation Arabia, a major drug bust in Whangarei.

Reece Clunie was jailed for three years and eight months in June last year after pleading guilty to supplying methamphetamine.

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Justice Toogood said Alison Clunie continued to re-offend whilst on bail between June and August 2010, which was interrupted only by her court appearances.

The amount of methamphetamine recovered was just under 40 grams.