Wichita Man Sentenced to 17.5 Years
For Selling Methamphetamine
WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man has been sentenced to 17.5 years in federal prison for selling methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
James Hald, 44, Wichita, Kan., was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison. Hald pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. In his plea, he admitted that from Feb. 3, 2011, to May 19, 2011, he distributed methamphetamine as part of a conspiracy in Wichita. He obtained the methamphetamine for distribution and he used other individuals at his direction to keep track of sales, amounts sold and monies owed.
Grissom commended the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst for their work on the case.