Anthony Scott Pope -- known as "Alabama" -- was sentenced to life in federal prison during a hearing in Midland Friday.
Pope, 49, convicted of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams (actual) and 500 grams (mixture) of methamphetamine on July 5, 2012.
United States attorneys say that between April 2011 and November 2011, Pope was at the center of a meth distribution ring that was run out of Odessa, Kermit and Andrews.
Pope would reportedly use runners to get meth multi-ounce from suppliers in Hobbs, NM and the Dallas-Fort Worth area each week.
Pope would then reportedly deal the meth out of his Gardendale home.
Pope was arrested in November 2011, after he dealt meth to federal agents on October 27, 2011 at his home.
He got a life sentence since he has four previous meth possession convictions across Texas -- in Grayson, Hood and Erath counties.
Pope was on parole for his Hood County and Erath County convictions at the time of his arrest on the federal charge in November 2011.
This case against Pope was investigated by the Midland Police Department, Odessa Police Department and Kermit Police Department.
Several members of the meth distribution ring Pope was involved with reportedly testified against him in court as well.