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Winnebago Co. judge sentences man busted with 73 pounds of marijuana

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WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WTVO/WQRF) – A Rockford man is sentenced to 17 years in prison for drug possession.

A Winnebago County judge made that decision Thursday against Martin Martinez, 52. This comes after he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to deliver cannabis.

It stems from a narcotics raid in September 2018. Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies investigated a home in the 2000 block of Ridge Avenue in Rockford. At the time, they reported finding heroin, crystal meth, weapons, and $10,000 cash. Officers also searched a car and found 73.8lbs of marijuana.

Martinez must serve half of his sentence before being eligible for parole.

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