A California man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Friday in connection to what was said to be one of York County's biggest drug busts.

Chief U.S. District Judge John Gerrard gave Sergio Lemus Rodriguez the prison time, to start in May, plus five years of supervised release.

Rodriguez pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and cocaine with intent to distribute.

According to court records, Rodriguez gave a York County Sheriff's deputy permission to search his car after the deputy stopped him on Interstate 80 for a traffic violation.

The search turned up 10 pounds of methamphetamine and nearly 10 pounds of cocaine hidden inside the hatch door.

The bags had been wrapped in heat-sealed bags, then wax and electrical tape.

On March 8, Gerrard sentenced Sandra Warner, the woman in the vehicle with Rodriguez, to seven years and three months in prison. Her term is set to start in June.

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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