Sesser Man Sentenced Eight Years on Meth Charge

Sesser Man Sentenced Eight Years on Meth Charge

BENTON – A Sesser man was sentenced in Franklin County Court Friday to the Illinois Department of Corrections for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.

According to Franklin County State’s Attorney Abby Dinn, 31-year-old Keith Martin was sentenced to eight years in IDOC for Unlawful Possession of five to 15 grams of Methamphetamine, a Class 2 felony. His sentence will be followed by 2 years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Dinn said on Feb. 23, 2020, a Sesser Police officer responded to a suspicious vehicle parked and still running in the middle of the roadway at the corner of Elm and Florence streets in Sesser. Officers located Keith Martin unconscious in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Officers also found cannabis and a pipe in the cup holder of the vehicle. Martin eventually awoke from his slumber in the driver’s seat of the running vehicle and was searched.

During the search, officers found baggies containing methamphetamine in Martin’s front pocket of his shirt. Martin’s criminal history includes a prior conviction for the unlawful possession of meth manufacturing materials.

This case was investigated by the Sesser Police Department.

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