Meth Distributor Walter White Is Sentenced To 12 Years In Federal Prison

Convicted methamphetamine distributor Walter White was sentenced yesterday to more than 12 years in prison, according to federal court records.

White, seen at right, was hit with the stiff sentence by Judge Don Molloy, before whom White entered guilty pleas in July to narcotics distribution and firearms charges.

Molloy also sentenced White, a Billings, Montana resident, to serve five years probation following his release from custody, and ordered him to forfeit $15,291 in cash and two .22-caliber handguns.

According to federal prosecutors, a Drug Enforcement Administration raid earlier this year of White’s home turned up four ounces of methamphetamine. During questioning by federal agents, White reportedly copped to receiving up to two pounds of meth a week from one supplier.

White admitted that he “sold some of the methamphetamine and fronted some of the methamphetamine to others for distribution,” prosecutors reported in a court filing. He also confessed, investigators added, to accepting a firearm as payment for the drug.

One of the seized handguns--which White kept under his pillow--was, he explained, for “protection from other individuals involved in drug trafficking who may intend to rob or shoot him.”