Carleton Goins had a chance to face a jury on Tuesday.
Instead, he decided to plead guilty to charges of selling cocaine.
“A lot of these guys tend to think that we’re not able to get our confidential informants to trial,” Assistant District Attorney General Bill Reedy said. “When they find out we can, they change their mind.”
Reedy said Goins was sentenced to eight years in prison. The case stemmed from a 2009 indictment.