WICHITA — A 54-year-old Wichita man who admitted he led a drug ring has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Federal prosecutors announced that Daniel Nicholson was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Nicholson admitted in his plea that he bought methamphetamine outside of Kansas and used a network of subordinates to store and distribute the drugs in Wichita.

Investigators found 27 pounds of methamphetamine when they searched Nicholson's home. They also found $31,952 in cash.