Prison inmate guilty of trafficking meth in Reno

Edward "Smitty" Smith, 53, a Nevada Department of Corrections inmate found guilty of methamphetamine trafficking.
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO)-- A Reno man serving time in prison has been convicted of trafficking in methamphetamine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

The U.S. District Court jury found Edward “Smitty” Smith, 53, guilty of conspiracy to possess and distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine, illegal use of a communication facility, money laundering, distribution of at least 50 grams of methamphetamine, and distribution of at least five grams of methamphetamine. There are 28 grams to an ounce.

Smith had his daughter’s ex-boyfriend sell meth to another inmate’s associate in Reno. The transaction was recorded in prison telephone calls from June 1, 2015, to July 24, 2015. The last sale involved a pound of meth for $7,000.

Smith faces a sentence of 10 years to life when he is sentenced February 6.