Life in prison for Mickey Woods

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The head of a massive drug smuggling operation out of the Cornwall-area has been sentenced to life in an American prison.

Michael “Mickey” Woods, 45, was sentenced Thursday in a Syracuse federal court.

Woods and his “chief lieutenant”, Gaetan Dinelle, were convicted last summer of operating an international marijuana operation.

They ended up in the American justice system after a lengthy extradition procedure in Cornwall.

The drug operation saw shipments from Cornwall head to major American cities in the Midwest and eastern seaboard of the United States, in many cases carried out by drug runners.

It’s estimated the amount of pot shipped was around 11 tons with a street value of $47 million.

Dinelle is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 21.