The U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nevada, says a Reno man was convicted of trafficking methamphetamine.

They said 53-year-old Edward Smith was convicted of conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine, illegal use of a communication facility, money laundering, and distribution of methamphetamine.

Smith was an inmate at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, where he arranged for his daughter's ex-boyfriend, whom he called his "nephew," to sell methamphetamine to another inmate's associate in Reno. Recorded prison calls from June 2015 to July 2015 revealed Smith told his nephew about how to conduct the drug transactions with the associate and told him to send him a "whole one," referring to an ounce of meth.

The "nephew" distributed meth to the associate in Sparks, with the last sale involving a $1,500 wire transfer in another person's name in order to facilitate the deal.

Smith's sentencing hearing is scheduled for February 6, 2019. He faces a minimum of ten years in prison and a maximum of life in prison.

(The U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nevada contributed to this report).