A former Maine prosecutor has been suspended from practicing law for nine months after pleading guilty last March to destroying evidence—text messages from her own cellphone— during an FBI investigation into a $13 million marijuana operation that her next-door neighbor was allegedly part of.

Kayla Alves, a former Franklin County assistant district attorney, has been suspended by the Maine Supreme Court, after she and the state’s Board of Overseers bar counsel jointly recommended that a nine-month suspension be her punishment for admittedly violating two different Maine Rules of Professional Conduct, including four subsections of one of the rules.