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Press Release-Martin Martinez Plea


Date: Friday, August 2, 2019

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PRESS RELEASE

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%.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT PERSON:

Alternative Justice & Outreach Coordinator

Katie Zimmerman

815-319-4725

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