BANGOR  — A 49-year-old Canadian man faces between 10 years and life in prison after pleading guilty to smuggling more than a ton of marijuana into Maine.

Andre Picard, of Riceville, New Brunswick, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

The Bangor Daily News says Picard admitted bringing marijuana across the border in a hidden compartment in his tractor-trailer between 2005 and 2007. According to court documents, other people then distributed the pot to other states as far away as North Carolina.

He has been held without bail since his arrest April 1 in Madawaska.

A sentencing date has not been set.

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