Connecticut man arrested for selling drugs in Maine gets more than 22 years in prison


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BANGOR, Maine — A Connecticut man authorities say ran a sophisticated drug distribution ring in Maine has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison.

WABI-TV ( ) reports that Barry Diaz, of Stamford, Connecticut, was also sentenced Thursday to six years of probation in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

The 32-year-old Diaz pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in the spring.

Court documents say Diaz was the leader of a conspiracy that used several people to distribute oxycodone and cocaine in Kennebec and Cumberland counties.

Diaz will be given credit for time served since his arrest in August 2011.

Information from: WABI-TV,

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