A Booneville man was sentenced to nine years in prison for the distribution of methamphetamine throughout the northern portions of Mississippi.
According to court documents, 39-year-old Willie Nichols pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.
Nichols was involved in a drug trafficking organization responsible for transporting large quantities of methamphetamine from Texas and distributing the illegal substance in Mississippi. He was also said to have participated in the conspiracy by making multiple purchases of eight ounces of methamphetamine from the head of the drug trafficking organization.
The investigation of the drug trafficking organization and its participants spanned over a year and is still ongoing.
Nichols was sentenced to serve 110 months for his conspiracy charge, as well as three years of supervised release. An additional 16 other individuals were indicted in the investigation along with Nichols.