MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A judge in Midland has ordered more than 12 years in federal prison for a self-described DJ convicted on cocaine smuggling charges.
Prosecutors Wednesday announced the 151-month sentence for 28-year-old Kenneth Watkins.
Watkins in August was convicted on both counts of a drug-related indictment involving conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
Prosecutors say Watkins, known as "DJ Blaze and "DJ Hog Head Cheese," and 37-year-old Steven Alexander Aaron were stopped April 22 in Taylor County.
A search of a Range Rover, behind hauled by the men, turned up bricks of cocaine in a backpack. Prosecutors say Watkins hid the backpack, with $3 million in cocaine, in the Range Rover being transported from Phoenix to Atlanta.