Snoop Dogg's former co-host of cancelled US TV series Buckwild has been jailed after being found guilty for his role in a drug smuggling ring. Kenneth 'Buckwild' Francis, who fronted the Playboy TV show with the rapper, pleaded guilty last year (06) to charges of conspiracy to import and distribute tens of thousands of ecstasy pills in Los Angeles and New York in 2000 and 2001. US District Judge Manuel Real sentenced 38-year-old Francis to more than 11 years behind bars on Monday (16Apr07). Seven other men involved in the drugs ring also received prison sentences, each ranging from three to nine years, while the alleged ringleader, Ronald Joseph Samuel, is currently awaiting to hear his outcome having pleaded guilty to all charges, according to Buckwild first aired in 2004, and featured uncensored hip-hop videos as well as interviews with rappers including Busta Rhymes, Lil' Jon, Naughty By Nature and OutKast.