OAKLAND -- An Oakland man was sentenced to five and a half years in prison Monday for trafficking methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney.

John Alan Hunt, 52, pleaded guilty July 29 to distributing and possessing with intending to sell methamphetamine. According to a statement from U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag, Hunt admitted that on Aug. 2 and Aug. 30, 2012, he sold approximately 48.4 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover officer near High Street in Oakland.

Hunt's co-defendants in the case, Daniel Artinger and Nile Glenn, were also charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possessing the drug with an intent to sell it.

Artinger pleaded guilty Oct. 21 and is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 6. Glenn pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court of Oregon on Oct. 24 and is scheduled to be sentenced there Feb. 5.

Once out of prison, Hunt will also have a 4-year period of supervised release. Hunt, who had been in federal custody since his first court appearance in May, began serving his sentence immediately.

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