A Booneville man involved in a drug trafficking operation responsible for distributing large quantities of methamphetamine throughout North Mississippi has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in the crime.

Willie Nichols, 39, of Booneville pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He was sentenced last Friday to 110 months in prison and three years of supervised release following his release from prison. He remains in custody.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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