- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix man has been sentenced to 26 ½ years in federal prison after being convicted of cocaine trafficking.

Prosecutors say 54-year-old Terance Taylor Prigge will be on 10 years of supervised release after his prison term.

Prigge was convicted in February on five felony charges.

The charges included conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to commit money laundering, international money laundering, promotional money laundering, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

The trial evidence showed that Prigge’s drug trafficking organization transported at least 122 kilograms of cocaine from Latin America from 2010 to 2013.

Prosecutors say the organization used private charter flights to transport the drugs from Phoenix and Southern California to Chicago.

Prigge was arrested after he exited one of those flights in September 2013.

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