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Heroin Trafficker Who Was Arrested in Carson County, Texas, is Sentenced to 120 Months in Federal Prison

February 29, 2012

AMARILLO, Texas — Fernando Salgado Martinez, 41, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to 120 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in December 2011 to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, on October 11, 2011, a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper stopped a vehicle, driven by Martinez, for speeding on Interstate 40 in Carson County, Texas. The Trooper obtained consent to search the vehicle and found numerous bundles of heroin, weighing approximately 22 kilograms, in a hidden compartment of the vehicle.

The case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Vicki Lamberson, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Amarillo, was in charge of the prosecution.



















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