Calvin Alexander was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Rutland.
Alexander previously pleaded guilty to this offense and had agreed to the nine-year sentence.
Court records say that two weeks before the federal drug charges were brought in February 2013, Alexander was charged in state court with a Rutland home invasion.
In exchange for the guilty plea in the federal case, prosecutors are going to recommend the state charges be dropped against Alexander.
Alexander's attorney did not return a call seeking comment.