Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Illinois Sheriff Accused of Selling Marijuana on the Side

The long time sheriff of Gallatin County, in southeast Illinois, has been charged by federal prosecutors will selling over 1,100 grams of marijuana between April 27 and May 11. The Sheriff, 46 year old Raymond Martin, has been the Sheriff of Gallatin County since 1990. He has also been charged with carrying a firearm while distributing drugs. He is scheduled for a Detention Hearing in federal court on Wednesday. A Detention Hearing is similar to a bond hearing in state court. A Public Defender has been appointed for the Sheriff.

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