Man sentenced to 20 years for distributing drugs to East Coast states

A Department of Justice logo is shown on a podium during a news conference about Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
A Department of Justice logo is shown on a podium during a news conference about Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A Texas man authorities say was responsible for distributing cocaine and marijuana along East Coast states, including Georgia, Rhode Island and Virginia, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison.

Juan Guzman, 43 of El Paso, Texas, was charged for conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.

Authorities say Guzman used tractor-trailers to transport the drugs from Texas and New Mexico to the East Coast.

Guzman was found guilty in April, and is also facing 10 years of supervised release once his prison sentence is complete.