A Minot man has been sentenced to 7½ years in prison on drug and gun charges.

Ross Tardif, 30, was also sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute oxycodone and cocaine, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Tardif pleaded guilty to the charges in June.

According to authorities, police got a call in August 2014 reporting a home invasion at Tardif’s house. Tardif wasn’t home at the time, but police found more than 375 grams of cocaine, more than 650 oxycodone pills and marijuana in the house. Tardif arrived home after the drugs were seized and told police he was involved in distributing the drugs.

The investigation revealed that Tardif had been buying the drugs in New York for at least two years and distributing them in Lewiston and Auburn. He also bought a gun for protection while dealing drugs, leading to the firearms charge.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive and Maine State Police.

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