- Associated Press - Thursday, February 6, 2014

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A man faces 10 years to life in prison after being convicted on federal charges of distributing more than a ton of marijuana smuggled from Canada into the U.S. through the Mohawk Indian reservation.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office tells media outlets that 42-year-old Allan Peters of Malone in northern New York was convicted last week following a four-day trial in Syracuse. In addition to prison time, he faces a fine of up to $10 million when he’s sentenced on July 10.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Peters and others smuggled thousands of pounds of marijuana across the border between 2005 and 2011, carrying it in hockey bags.

The U.S. Border Patrol seized about 250 pounds of marijuana from the smuggling ring in May 2009 in North Hudson in Essex County.



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