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The seventh of 11 members of a methamphetamine drug ring has been sentenced to four years, eight months in prison.

Sean McLyman, 43, Madison, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William Conley in federal court in Madison on Wednesday.

McLyman pleaded guilty in November to a charge of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

McLyman was part of a meth ring that brought large amounts of the drug from California into Wisconsin.

At the sentencing, Conley said McLyman was a local distributor, but the judge also said it was concerning that McLyman had two guns, one loaded, near the meth found in his home.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said nine of the 11 people indicted in the conspiracy pleaded guilty.

Bill Novak is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.