Trafficker Sentenced for Distributing more than 500 grams of Meth
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 40-year-old Three Rivers resident has been ordered to federal prison for distributing more than 500 grams of methamphetamine announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.
Roger Lee Martinez pleaded guilty June 1.
Today, U.S. District Judge Drew B. Tipton ordered him to serve 120 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by five years of supervised release. In handing down the sentence, the court noted Martinez had waived his right to appeal.
The investigation revealed that Martinez had distributed sold varying amounts of meth between Jan. 1, 2018, and July 29, 2020. On some of those occasions, he conducted his criminal activity from a hotel room in Three Rivers.
On Aug. 11, 2020, law enforcement conducted a search at that location 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.
He has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prison facility to be determined in the near future.
Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Live Oak County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda L. Gould prosecuted the case.