Richie West sentenced on drug charge

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A federal judge Monday sentenced Richie West to two years in prison for a single count of conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance for distribution.

Booking photo of Richard Winston West II.

West's arrest happened in April 2016 when federal agents raided Jones West Ford and other locations looking for evidence of an opioid distribution ring. West and several other employees of the dealership were accused of selling pills out of West's car.

As part of a plea deal, West admitted guilt to the one charge and agreed to testify against Dr. Robert Rand, who received an 8-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter and drug charges.

West will get credit for 20 months of time served in jail and good behavior. That means West could be released from prison in just a matter of weeks.

Following his release, West will be sent directly to in-patient rehab. Upon his completion of rehab, West will be on 16 months of house confinement.

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