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Binghamton Man and Woman Plead Guilty to Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – Worth Brown, age 35, and Christina Martinez, age 31, both of Binghamton, pled guilty yesterday to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), made the announcement.

In pleading guilty, Brown and Martinez admitted to being members of a heroin trafficking conspiracy in which large amounts of heroin were transported from the New York City area for distribution in and around the Broome County area.  Brown further admitted that he possessed over 200 grams of heroin and over $78,000 in drug proceeds during the conspiracy. 

Brown and Martinez are both scheduled for sentencing on October 11, 2023, before United States District Judge David N. Hurd.  Brown faces up to life with a mandatory minimum of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of up to $10,000,000, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least five years.  Martinez faces up to twenty years of imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and a post-incarceration term of supervised release of at least three years. 

A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Broome County Special Investigation Unit Task Force, which is comprised of members of the Binghamton Police, Endicott Police, Johnson City Police and Broome County Sheriff’s Office. Additional assistance was provided by Detectives from the Binghamton Police Department, members of the New York State Police, and Special Agents from the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kristen Grabowski, Rick Belliss, and Jonathan Reiner are prosecuting the case. 

Updated June 14, 2023

Drug Trafficking