MAYS LANDING –An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced on multiple drug charges including possession of approximately three kilograms of heroin and also maintaining and operating a drug production facility, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
On Friday, May 18, 2018, before Judge John R. Rauh, Ismael Martinez, 33, was sentenced 15 years in New Jersey state prison and must serve 7 ½ years before he is eligible for parole.
On January 24, 2018, an Atlantic County Grand Jury returned an eight count indictment against Martinez for the possession of CDS with the intent to distribute and the maintenance and operation of a CDS facility located at Clayton Mill Apartments in Absecon. Martinez pleaded guilty to first degree Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute and first degree Maintaining/ Operation of a CDS (Heroin) production facility First Degree
On October 27, 2017, 403 Clayton Way, located in Absecon New Jersey, was searched by members of the Absecon PD, with the assistance of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. Pursuant to that search, the following items were seized:
- Heroin of approximately 3 kilograms
- Cocaine in an amount exceeding ½ of an ounce
- Various cutting agents used in the manufacture of CDS
- Weighing scales
- Rubber bands
- Thousands of wax paper folds used to package CDS
- Heat sealable bags
- Measuring cups
- Stamp pads
- And various other drug paraphernalia used during the manufacture of CDS.
This was the result of an Absecon Police Department investigation, with assistance from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Guns Gangs and Narcotics Unit. Assistant Prosecutor Aaron Witherspoon represents the State in this matter.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.***
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.