The U.S. Attorney’s Office says a Canadian man is accused of smuggling marijuana into the United States through the Akwesasne Mohawk Indian Reservation in northern New York to distribute throughout the northeastern U.S.

41 year old Colin Stewart of Elgin, Quebec has pleaded guilty in Federal Court in Syracuse to conspiracy to distribute marijuana by organizing the smuggling ring.

Federal officials say Stewart admitted organizing the smuggling, paying co-conspirators and personally transporting thousands of pounds of marijuana across the Saint Lawrence River into the United States.

Stewart is to serve 11 years and three months in prison when he is sentenced in August.

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