Canadian trucker jailed for smuggling marijuana

| 3/17/2008

A Canadian truck driver was sentenced to 37 months behind bars after authorities found 50 kilograms of marijuana squirreled away under his load of wood chips.

Clement Allard, 50, of Kedgwick, New Brunswick, pleaded guilty to marijuana trafficking charges in November but was sentenced on March 4 in U.S. District Court, The Associated Press reported.

Allard and two other men were arrested in March 2007 while allegedly preparing to deliver the marijuana to Massachusetts.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency conducted an undercover investigation of the drug deal.