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Topeka Woman Sentenced to 10+ Years On Drug, Gun Charges



Feb. 6, 2012

TOPEKA, KAN. – Amber Y. Martindale, 32, Topeka, Kan., has been sentenced to 123 months in federal prison on drug and gun charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Martindale pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. In her plea, she admitted that six times in 2009 she took part in selling methamphetamine to investigators who were working undercover. The transactions took place at her home at 2310 S.E. 21st, at a Family Dollar store, and at a gas station at 2024 S.E. California. On Dec. 2, 2009, investigators served a search warrant at Martindale’s home, where they seized methamphetamine, a .38 caliber pistol, and a .22 caliber rifle.

Co-defendant Jay C. Joynt, 44, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He is set for sentencing March 26.

Grissom commended the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Hough for their work on the case.



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