This January 2016 surveillance photo released by the U.S. Border Patrol shows Cedrik Bourgault-Morin, of Quebec, Canada, pulling a sled of of counterfeit Xanax pills worth about $1.6 million across the border before he was apprehended by Border Patrol agents in North Troy, Vt. Yazid Al Fayyad Finn, of North Carolina, is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Rutland, Vt. after pleading guilty in 2018 to charges related to his attempt to steal the smuggled pills. Bourgault-Morin served almost a year in prison. (U.S. Border Patrol via AP)

Man who sought drugs smuggled by sled gets 2 more days

March 20, 2019 - 11:54 am

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A North Carolina man who court documents say imported drugs from Canada "utilizing the dark web" is going to spend two more days in jail for plotting to steal a shipment of counterfeit Xanax pills valued at $1.6 million.

Yazid Al Fayyad Finn, of Cary, North Carolina, who pleaded guilty last summer, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Rutland to time served since his February 2018 arrest, plus two days.

Prosecutors say Finn traveled to Vermont in January 2016 planning to steal almost 200 pounds of pills that had been dragged across the border on a sled by a Quebec man who was apprehended by Border Patrol agents.

In court, Finn apologized for his actions.

A heavily redacted sentencing memo said Finn was a "shy, introverted geek (who) morphed into somebody importing drugs from Canada utilizing the dark web."