SAN ANTONIO — A 60-year-old man from Mexico has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine in the San Antonio area.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Antonio announced Thursday that Elias Mejia was responsible for the trafficking and distribution of about 34.5 kilograms of crystal meth from October 2014 until November 2015.

Mejia was sentenced during a federal court hearing in San Antonio on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty in March to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.