Man gets 4 years for smuggling heroin into Atlanta
by Associated Press Wire
March 26, 2013 04:00 PM | 541 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA (AP) — A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to serve more than four years in federal prison after he was convicted of bringing heroin into the country from Guatemala with the intent to distribute it.

Federal prosecutors say Kenneth Lewis Martin was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to the charges against him in November. U.S. District Judge Willis B. Hunt Jr. sentenced Martin to serve four years and two months in prison followed by three years supervised release.

Prosecutors say Martin arrived in Atlanta on a flight from Guatemala City in May 2012. He claimed a piece of checked luggage from the baggage carousel. Customs agents who checked his luggage found 2.5 kilograms of heroin hidden inside artwork. Martin’s was traveling to Providence, R.I.

Comments
(0)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, and spam will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides