News Release
Date: July 27, 2009
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

Louisville Man Pleads to Multi-Kilogram Cocaine Conspiracy

JUL 27 -- LOUISVILLE, KY – On July 20th, 2009, Anterus Lamont Martin, a/k/a T-BABY, age 29, of Louisville, Kentucky, pled guilty for his participation in a conspiracy to attempt to possess and distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky announced today.

Pursuant to a plea agreement, Martin admitted that between February 2008 and September 23, 2008, in the Western District of Kentucky, he and the co-defendant, Dennis David Rice, engaged in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. Martin admitted that during the period of the Indictment he was responsible for the distribution of between five and fifteen kilograms of cocaine. Martin, along with others, used a residence located at 1407 Weyler as a "stash" house to run their drug distribution operation. On September 23, 2008, Special Agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recovered from that residence approximately 1 kilogram of cocaine, four semi-automatic handguns, $85,000 cash, drug packaging materials and drug paraphernalia, including scales and a money counter, used plastic kilo wrappers and other items indicative of a substantial drug distribution operation.

In the event of a conviction the maximum potential penalties are life imprisonment, a $4,000,000.00 fine, and supervised release for a period up to life. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mac Shannon, and it was investigated by the DEA. Martin is scheduled to be sentenced before the Honorable Judge Jennifer B. Coffman on October 19, 1:00 p.m.