HOUSTON, Texas — 43-year-old Mack Biggers, a Houston-area rapper, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute meth, U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick on Thursday.

Biggers pled guilty to the charge on September 6, 2019 following his arrest on February 21, 2018. He has and will remain in custody pending his transfer to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

Following his 15 year sentence, U.S. District Judge Alfred Bennet ordered five years of supervised release. The sentence includes an upward variance due to Biggers' extensive criminal history.

According to evidence presented at Biggers' sentencing hearing, for several months between 2017 and 2018, Biggers acquired and sold various narcotics, including meth, and illegally possessed firearms.

Those illegal activities were glamorized in rap videos Biggers starred in and produced, according to federal prosecutors.

Authorities conducting surveillance on Biggers at an apartment complex in the 14700 block of West Oaks Plaza Drive in Houston became involved in a foot pursuit in which Biggers threw several bags as he fled — those bags were later recovered and found to contain hundreds of pills made from various substances including meth and heroin.