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.