AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced two Waterville men to prison for their roles in a drug-trafficking ring.

Twenty-two-year-old Patrick Hanson was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to five years in prison after previously pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges involving cocaine and oxycodone.

Twenty-five-year-old Jesse Jones was sentenced to one year and nine months in prison for his role.

Prosecutors say Hanson and Jones were part of a drug ring in which cocaine and prescription drugs were sent from New York to be distributed in central Maine.

The Kennebec Journal ( ) reported that more than 20 people in central Maine and New York were charged in connection with the scheme.


Information from: Kennebec Journal,