Sunday, January 11, 2009

10 years for drug, weapons charges for Auburn man


U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez sentenced an Auburn man with five prior felony convictions to 10 years in prison Friday for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of a stolen firearm.

Roberto Martinez, 33, was arrested last March after a confidential informant for Auburn Police made three drugs buys from him. The buys were followed by a police raid on Martinez' home where officers found drugs, cash, a scale and a .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol sticking out from under a mattress, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Colasurdo, in asking for a lengthy sentence, told the court that Martinez was dealing drugs out of a home he shared with his 10-year-old son.

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