A Leavenworth man was sentenced Tuesday to more than eight years in federal prison for trafficking in methamphetamine, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

A Leavenworth man was sentenced Tuesday to more than eight years in federal prison for trafficking in methamphetamine, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

James Cartwright, 40, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. In his plea, he admitted he sold thousands of dollars worth of methamphetamine to investigators working undercover in Overland Park and the Kansas City metropolitan area, according to the release from the office of Tom Beall, U.S. attorney for Kansas.

Cartwright was sentenced Tuesday to 105 months in prison.