A 55-year-old Columbia man was sentenced to seven years in prison without parole for his role in a meth conspiracy.

Douglas Marion Pryor pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Boone, Cooper, Lafayette and Jackson Counties. Authorities say he admitted that he had distributed approximately 40 to 50 pounds of methamphetamine since 2012.

Pryor was arrested during a traffic stop in Boonville in January of last year. Pryor is the second defendant to be sentenced in this case. Co-defendant Joseph Nicko Winters, 45, of Independence, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole.

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