Raymond Martinez Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Helena, on May 21, 2009, before Senior U.S. District Judge Justin L. Quackenbush, RAYMOND MARTINEZ, a 36-year-old resident of Bakersfield, California, appeared for sentencing. MARTINEZ was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 27 months
- Special Assessment: $100
- Supervised Release: 3 years
MARTINEZ was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.
In an Offer of Proof filed by the United States, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
On August 15, 2008, a search was performed on MARTINEZ and approximately 44 grams of a mixture containing methamphetamine was recovered from his person.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that MARTINEZ will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, MARTINEZ does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette L. Stewart prosecuted the case for the United States.
The investigation was conducted by the Helena Missouri River Drug Task Force.