Gordon Peters must serve 10 years of his term before becoming eligible for parole. The 44-year-old Miramar resident was convicted in February of possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute in a quantity of more than 25 pounds.
Peters was arrested in January 2010 after Bayonne police stopped to investigate an open truck. After detecting a strong odor of marijuana, officers found Peters inside the truck with one of the 32 marijuana bundles found inside the vehicle.
The marijuana was valued at $2 million.
Peters maintained his innocence when he was sentenced Friday, claiming he didn't know the drugs were in the truck;