Two Canadian men are facing lengthy prison terms in the United States after pleading guilty to drug charges in Michigan.

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Matthew Moody, 32, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. ((CBC))

Matthew Moody, 32, and Jesse Rusenstrom, 20, both of Amherstburg, Ont., near Windsor, appeared in federal court in Ann Arbor Tuesday.

They were charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.

Police accused the men of helping a pilot smuggle drugs into the U.S. after meeting a plane at a small airport in rural Michigan in November.

A border agent flying a Black Hawk helicopter was suspicious and used a spotlight to keep track of their SUV.

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Jesse Rusenstrom, 20, along with Moody, faces up to seven years in a U.S. prison after pleading guilty to drug charges.

Officers seized at least 45 kilograms of marijuana and possibly 500,000 ecstasy tablets.

The Cessna plane got away.

Moody and Rusenstrom are expected to be sentenced in September.

They face up to seven years behind bars.