Wichita man sentenced to 10 years for meth deal

Published On: Aug 06 2014 01:51:22 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 19 2014 03:03:25 PM CDT

A Wichita man who sold an undercover buyer a pound of methamphetamine for $20,000 was sentenced Thursday to 121 months in federal prison.

Patrick C. Hains, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

In his plea, Hains admitted he was arrested Jan. 14, 2014, at Pelican Point Apartments, 2150 N. Meridian, after a Wichita police officer working undercover paid him $20,000 cash for a pound of methamphetamine. Investigators searched Hains' residence in the 500 block of South Woodchuck and seized a shotgun that he kept behind the front door to protect himself during drug transactions.

One co-defendant is awaiting trial, another will be sentenced in August.