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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his role in a large-scale marijuana trafficking operation.

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday said the 40-year-old Ansonia resident Scott Bodnar was part of a drug operation that had a pilot fly marijuana from California to Connecticut for roughly two years for Bodnar and others to sell.

Bodnar pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana.

Authorities while searching the plane in June 2017 found more than 400 pounds of marijuana in vacuum-sealed packages meant for distribution and later arrested Bodnar.

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The investigation also revealed Bodnar and associates earned millions of dollars from the operation.

A call seeking comment was left with his attorney.