Canadian Man Sentenced to Life in US Prison for Marijuana Smuggling

Canadian Man Sentenced to Life in US Prison for Marijuana Smuggling. A CBC report says The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 45-year-old Michael “Mickey” Woods was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Syracuse, New York. Woods and his co-defendant Gaetan Dinelle, also of Cornwall, were convicted in July of operating an international marijuana operation from their hometown from about 2005 until 2008. Prosecutors say Woods procured large quantities of pot in Canada and arranged with Dinelle to have it smuggled across the border using couriers who then delivered it to buyers throughout the eastern U.S.

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