BANGOR — A northern Maine man is going to prison for five years for smuggling marijuana from Canada into the United States.

Forty-eight-year-old Allen Gagnon, of Van Buren, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. He pleaded guilty in June to marijuana smuggling and distribution.

Prosecutors say Gagnon last winter wore a white camouflage outfit to walk across the frozen St. John River into Canada and return with trash bags filled with pot.

The Bangor Daily News says Gagnon drew attention five years ago when he laid claim to a duffel bag filled with $165,000 in cash that was found by railroad workers beside some railroad tracks near his home.

Gagnon claimed the money was his life savings, but a judge later ruled the money belonged to the government.