A Canadian man may be responsible for thousands of pounds of marijuana traveling through the region and being distributed throughout New York and New England.

The U.S. Attorney Northern District Office reports 32 year old Mathieu Forget of St. Anicet, Quebec will serve 10 years in prison for smuggling the pot into the United States through the Akwesane Mohawk Indian Reservation in northern New York.

Officials say Forget admitted to transporting marijuana across the Saint Lawrence River in a boat at least 20 times and on 30 other occasions helping to bring hundreds of pounds of pot in vehicles to locations in the Northeast.

Forget’s co-defendant, Allan Peters was sentenced in February 2015 to 12 years in prison.  A third defendant, Colin Stewart, also pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

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