Man gets 13 years for cocaine possession

A Canadian man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday for possessing more than 200 pounds of cocaine in a Newport Beach mobile home park in 2010.

Jean Francois Gosselin, 35, pleaded guilty at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana to possession of more than 10 kilograms of a controlled substance with intent to sell.

Newport Beach and Orange County Sheriff's Department investigators arrested Gosselin at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Jan. 20 with 92 kilos of cocaine, or just more than 200 pounds.

Authorities said the drugs were individually wrapped and worth about $19 million on the street. Gosselin will face possible deportation back to Canada after he serves his time in prison.

—Joseph Serna

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