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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 13, 2013

Salina Man Sentenced To 6+ Years On Drug, Gun Charges

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Salina man has been sentenced to 78 months in federal prison on drug trafficking and firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Chris Alan Martin, 46, Salina, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. After investigators arranged to buy methamphetamine from Martin, the I-70 Drug Task Force obtained a search warrant for his residence in Salina. Investigators seized methamphetamine and three handguns. Martin was prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm following a 2008 felony conviction for possession of methamphetamine.

Grissom commended the I-70 Drug Task Force and Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot for their work on the case.