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Maine Man Sentenced to 200 Months for Role in Cocaine Ring

PORTLAND, Maine - A federal judge says a former Brunswick, Maine, man will spend nearly 17 years in prison for his role as part of a group that packaged crack cocaine at a Portland hotel.

Judge D. Brock Hornby sentenced 46-year-old Garry Collins to serve 200 months in prison followed by eight years of supervised release on Feb. 26. Collins and a woman were recorded by a surveillance camera in June 2013 as they left the Clarion Hotel in Portland. Police arrested him as he sat in his car hours later.

The Portland Press Herald reports that Collins faced an enhanced sentence as a career offender because of prior drug trafficking and other convictions.