Topeka man gets 30 years for meth trafficking

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – A Topeka man with a prior drug conviction is going to federal prison 30 years for trafficking in methamphetamine.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 31-year-old James Justin Woods was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Topeka.

A U.S. District Court jury convicted Woods in December of one count each of conspiracy and distributing methamphetamine. He also had a 2004 felony conviction in state court for possession of narcotics with intent to distribute.

Prosecutors said Woods was part a drug trafficking organization that operated in the Topeka area from December 2010 to June 2011 in the Topeka area.

Investigators monitored Woods with intercepted phone calls and other surveillance techniques as he set up meetings with buyers and sold drugs for money.

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