RUTLAND (AP) - The federal prosecutor's office in Vermont says a 31-year-old man is going to prison for nine years after being convicted of conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine in the Rutland area.

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.