Date: Friday, August 2, 2019
August 2nd, 2019
State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that on August 1st, 2019, Martin Martinez (D.O.B. 3/21/1967) was sentenced to 17 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by the Honorable Judge Debra Schafer. Martinez will also be on Mandatory Supervised Release for three years after he is released from prison. The sentence was imposed after Martinez pled guilty to one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver Cannabis.
In September of 2018, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives were conducting a narcotics investigation at a residence in Rockford. Deputies conducted a search of a vehicle that was owned by Martin Martinez. Investigators located buckets and numerous plastic bags containing a green plant material that field tested positive for the probable presence of cannabis with a total weight of approximately 73.8lbs. Deputies also located a cardboard box that had a label adhered to it with “Martinez” printed on it. Numerous digital scales, plastic bags and vacuum sealers were located inside the cardboard box.
Possession with Intent to Deliver Cannabis is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release. Martinez was sentenced to 17 years in the Department of Corrections which will be served at 50%.
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