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SPRINGFIELD, Mo – Three defendants alleged to have been involved in a massive drug trafficking operation were sentenced Wednesday.

Columbia residents, Marcus Jordan and Kenneth Scott Jr.  pleaded guilty to the distribution of crack cocaine and powder cocaine in Boone County.  Springfield resident Ryan Wright was also sentenced for his role in the conspiracy. They were among 17 defendants in the same case who have been sentenced.

Scott will receive five years parole.  Jordan and Wright will each serve around four years of prison time.