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Three Rivers man sentenced to 10 years for dealing meth

Posted at 8:12 PM, Dec 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-16 13:12:38-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Three Rivers man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to drug charges, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office Southern District of Texas.

40-year-old Roger Lee Martinez received the sentence on Wednesday after he plead guilty to distributing more than 500 grams of methamphetamine on June 1.

Martinez will also serve five years of supervised release following his 10 year prison sentence.

He has also waived his right to appeal, the release states.

An investigation by officials revealed Martinez had distributed meth between Jan. 1, 2018, and July 29, 2020, sometimes from a hotel room in Three Rivers.

On Aug. 11, 2020, law enforcement conducted a search from that hotel room, which resulted in the discovery of 141.5 grams of meth in a neighboring room inside an air conditioner frame.

Following his arrest, Martinez admitted he had sold up to 45 ounces of meth per month beginning in 2018, the release states.

He will remain in custody to be transferred to a federal prison facility in the future.

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