A Portland, Maine, man who played a key role in a plot to smuggle more than a kilogram of cocaine from Massachusetts to Maine has been sentenced to nearly 15 years in federal prison.
Prosecutors say 51-year-old George Noonan led the drug ring's Maine operations and operated out of his apartment.
He was sentenced as a career offender because it was his third felony drug trafficking conviction.
Prosecutors say Noonan arranged to purchase cocaine in Massachusetts and sometimes traveled personally to get the drugs from a supplier.
In addition to his prison term, Noonan was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Portland to eight years' probation.
He pleaded guilty in November.