BANGOR — 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.


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