A Lexington man has been sentenced for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and money laundering. Eric James, 32, was sentenced on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, to 188 months in federal prison. James admitted that in early January 2017 he engaged in a conspiracy to obtain large quantities of cocaine from the southwest United States, which were transport to Lexington. Following the execution of a search warrant on June 12, 2017 at the residence of his co-defendant Ansar McIver, law enforcement seized a quantity of cocaine and approximately $586,369. In addition to his prison sentence, James was ordered to pay a fine of $2,000 and order the forfeiture of his interest in the cash seized.