Wichita man gets 17 years in prison for selling meth

A Wichita man has been sentenced to 17 and a half years in federal prison for selling methamphetamine.

James Hald, 44, was sentenced to 210 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute meth, authorities said.

In his plea, Hald admitted that from Feb. 3, 2011, to May 19, 2011, he distributed meth 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 money owed.