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East Point Man Pleads Guilty In Methamphetamine Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Georgia

Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Bobby Martinez, age 28, of East Point, GA entered a plea of guilty April 16, 2018 to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. Mr. Martinez entered his plea in Macon before District Court Judge Marc T. Treadwell.

Facts stipulated in the plea agreement show that on October 20, 2016, intercepted communication revealed co-defendants Ruben Angel Perez a/k/a “El Rey” and Walter Williams a/k/a “Bubba” discussed Mr. Williams obtaining methamphetamine for further distribution within the Middle District of Georgia. Mr. Williams then contacted Shana Walker to have her serve as the courier to meet with Mr. Perez’s courier, who was identified as Mr. Martinez. Agents conducted surveillance and observed Ms. Walker meet with Mr. Martinez at a shopping center in Ellenwood, Georgia. The agents observed Mr. Martinez retrieve a blue Nautica shopping bag from his vehicle and place it in Ms. Walker’s vehicle. They then saw Mr. Martinez retrieve a black bag from Ms. Walker’s vehicle and place it in his vehicle before they both left.

Later, a trooper with the Georgia State Patrol conducted a traffic stop on Mr. Martinez for speeding. After seeking permission to search the vehicle, the trooper located $31,500 inside a black bag. Following the traffic stop, a phone call was intercepted between Mr. Perez and Mr. Williams wherein they discussed that the police had seized the money from Mr. Perez’s courier. Mr. Perez asked Mr. Williams how much money he sent with the courier and Mr. Williams told him it was $31,500.

Agents surveilled Ms. Walker as she returned to Mr. Williams’ residence after meeting with Mr. Martinez. Agents executed a search warrant and located Ms. Walker in a bedroom with a blue Nautica bag and five saran wrapped Tupperware containers with what was later confirmed to be 2,969.2 grams of d-Methamphetamine Hydrochloride with a purity of 99%.  

Mr. Martinez admits that from May to October, 2016, he knowingly conspired with others to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine in the Middle District of Georgia. The amount of drugs attributable to Mr. Martinez is more than 4.5 kilograms of Ice.

Mr. Martinez faces up to 20 years imprisonment, a maximum fine of $1 million, or both, and a term of supervised release of three years.

Mr. Williams, Mr. Perez, and Ms. Walker, along with several other co-defendants in the case, have previously entered guilty pleas for their roles in the conspiracy.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Peach County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorneys Beth Howard and Jim Crane are prosecuting the case for the United States.

Questions concerning this case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2603.

Updated April 19, 2018

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