Billings, MT -

A Lockwood man whose son is charged with shooting him over a drug debt has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for dealing methamphetamine.

The Billings Gazette reports U.S. District Judge Don Molloy sentenced 53-year-old Walter Jack White to nine years for possession of meth for distribution followed by three-and-a-half years on weapons charges. Molloy held White responsible for the distribution of 32.5 pounds of meth, a quantity he called "extraordinary."

White's son, Brandon White, is charged with assault with a weapon and jailed on $150,000 bond. Court records say Brandon White told investigators he shot his father in January during an argument over a $10,000 debt.

White told Molloy he got addicted to meth and when he tried to get out of selling it, suppliers threatened him.