BILLINGS - A 23-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in federal prison for his role in a large drug trafficking ring here.

District Judge Richard Cebull sentenced Nathaniel Davis III to 15 years for conspiracy and a mandatory consecutive five years for carrying a firearm while drug trafficking. Davis pleaded guilty to the charges in June.

"I do deeply regret all the harm I have caused the community," he said at the sentencing hearing. "I'm ashamed of my actions."

Davis was a major drug dealer in a conspiracy that brought pounds of marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and Ecstasy to the Billings area. For sentencing purposes, he was held responsible for between 11 and 33 pounds of methamphetamine n an amount that Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Seykora said represented only a portion of the drugs Davis helped bring to Billings.

Davis' co-defendant, 29-year-old Fritz Anderson, was convicted in June on 30 counts in an indictment for trafficking meth, cocaine, Ecstasy and marijuana from 2004 until 2007. He is awaiting sentencing.

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