A Columbia man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Douglas Marion Pryor, 55, of Columbia, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison without parole.
On Jan. 19, 2017, Pryor pleaded guilty to being involved in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Boone, Cooper, Lafayette and Jackson Counties from Aug. 25, 2015, to Jan. 11, 2016.
Pryor said that he distributed 40 to 50 pounds of methamphetamine since 2012. Pryor was arrested on Jan. 11, 2016, during a traffic stop in Boonville. Officers found a green bag in the back seat of his vehicle, which contained a pill bottle with six plastic bag corners of methamphetamine.