AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 17: Chemicals and equipment found in a methamphetamine manufacturing lab following a police raid on January 17, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand Police discovered 75 similar labs across the country with 39 in Auckland in 2017. A dedicated Clandestine Laboratory response team investigates and dismantles drug related scenes weekly around NZ. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield man who participated in a conspiracy to distribute more than $1 million of methamphetamine in Missouri has been sentenced to 38.4 years in prison without parole.
Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Michael Ryan Nevatt was sentenced Wednesday after being found guilty in April on seven charges involving the drug ring.
Testimony at the trial indicated Nevatt helped distribute methamphetamine in southern Missouri and Kansas City from 2014 to 2016. The source of the drugs was a Mexican cartel.
Nevatt at one point led the drug ring. He and other conspirators made regular trips — sometimes several times a week — to pick up methamphetamine and then return to Texas with cash to pay for it.
He is the last of 15 defendants to be sentenced in the case.