A 43-year old Sunset man will spend the next 40 years in prison.
A jury found Timothy Chad Smith guilty of possession of nearly 2,400 grams of meth on December 13th.
The charge came from an October 2008 offense.
District Attorney Jack McGaughey says Smith's trailer caught on fire.
When firefighters investigated, they found evidence of "lab trash", that's items associated with a meth lab, as well as containers holding liquid meth.
McGaughey said he believes the harsh sentence came from the fact that this case involved such a large quantity of meth even though the evidence found was not enough to prove that the drug was being manufactured at that location.