A New York man was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland to serve more than eight years in federal prison for smuggling opioid drugs – oxycodone and oxymorphone – from New York to be distributed in southern Maine.

Damien Corbett, 40, of New Rochelle, New York, was found guilty last Dec. 17 after a two-day jury trial of a charge of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and oxymorphone.

Judge George Singal sentenced Corbett to serve 100 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. The judge also ordered Corbett to forfeit $4,383 in cash, a designer Breitling watch and a 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG car.

Corbett had been smuggling drugs from at least June 2013 to December 2014 to a couple in North Berwick to distribute in southern Maine, according to court records.

Agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration executed a warrant on Dec. 16, 2014, at the couple’s home and seized more than 500 oxycodone pills and more than 350 Opana pills, according to a prosecution document filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Perry. Opana is oxymorphone, an opioid.

The boyfriend and girlfriend both identified Corbett as their supplier and agreed with investigators’ plans to stage a meeting with Corbett in Kittery on Dec. 19, 2014, where police arrested him and seized about $2,500 in drug proceeds, Perry wrote in the document.

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