A man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for drugs that were found during a search of his vehicle in Leavenworth County, according to a prosecution official.

A man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for drugs that were found during a search of his vehicle in Leavenworth County, according to a prosecution official.

George Dobbs, 48, Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced Friday in Leavenworth County District Court to 117 months, or nine years and nine months, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The charge stemmed from a search of Dobbs' vehicle that took place Oct. 26, 2015, south of Easton, according to a news release from County Attorney Todd Thompson.

Law enforcement officers located a black bag with a yellow stripe in the engine compartment of the vehicle. The bag could only be accessed by opening the vehicle’s hood.

Inside the bag, officers found a crystal substance that was later determined to be 53 grams of methamphetamine. Also inside the bag was a digital scale covered in residue that later was determined to be methamphetamine, according to the release.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant County Attorney Joan Lowdon. Dobbs was represented by defense attorney David Whinery.