FORMER GALLATIN COUNTY SHERIFF RAYMOND MARTIN’S LIFE SENTENCE VACATEDPosted by Jack Howser on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 @ 11:53 am.
GALLATIN CO.—We’ve learned from a source in Gallatin County that their former sheriff there, Raymond Martin, has had his sentence VACATED by the appeals court he filed with immediately after sentencing last year, January 18, 2011.
Martin is the 20-year sheriff/long-time drug kingpin in Gallatin which Disclosure exposed in 2006 as such, but it took until 2009 for the feds to get him on marijuana trafficking, threatening witnesses, and, ultimately what got him a life sentence in January 2011, using a weapon in the commission of a drug crime.
It was this sentence, and apparently on this basis, that his LIFE SENTENCE was overturned by the appeals court.
The bottom line here: He’s going to have to go back to Benton for re-sentencing, and the judge can’t issue a life sentence.
We’re working on obtaining the appeals court’s paperwork that shows this, and when we get it, we’ll post a link.
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