A man from New Castle has been sentenced in federal court for violating federal narcotics and money laundering laws.

Wesley Cox, also known as "Michael Deshawn Carter," 39, was sentenced to just over 15-and-a-half years in prison and 5 years of supervised release

According to information presented to the court, Cox participated in a conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of a crack cocaine.

The judge ruled that Cox also participated in a conspiracy to commit money laundering.

A federally administered Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Cox.

The Lawrence County Drug Task Force and the New Castle Police Department also participated in the investigation.