Galloway Drug Dealer Headed to Prison
A 29-year-old Galloway Township drug dealer will be spending years in prison as a result of two separate arrests.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal says Bryan Martinez was "sentenced to 13 years in prison, including 6 ½ years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Rodney Cunningham in Atlantic County.He was ordered to forfeit over $48,000 seized during one of the arrests. The charges stem from investigations by the Division of Criminal Justice, Galloway Township Police, and New Jersey State Police."
Here's more about Martinez's sentencing:
“Martinez demonstrated that if left on the street, he will go back to his old tricks of dealing dangerous drugs while armed with a handgun,” said Attorney General Grewal. “We have ensured that this menace to the community will remain safely behind bars for a long time.”
“This lengthy prison sentence holds Martinez accountable for the serious narcotics and weapons offenses he committed,” said Director Veronica Allende of the Division of Criminal Justice. “Through our proactive investigation and some excellent police work by the Galloway Township Police and the New Jersey State Police, we have put this repeat offender behind bars, where he can no longer profit from the addiction that is destroying so many lives in our communities.”
The first arrest was the result of an investigation in which the Division of Criminal Justice developed information that Martinez was dealing drugs out of his residence. Members of the Galloway Township Police Department stopped Martinez’s vehicle on Nov. 29, 2017, at the request of the Division of Criminal Justice, which had obtained a search warrant for his vehicle. Galloway detectives found $3,598 cash on Martinez and $45,000 in the vehicle. Also in the vehicle, detectives found a .38 Special revolver and small quantities of heroin and cocaine. Because Martinez had prior drug convictions, he was prohibited from possessing a gun.
Martinez was arrested again on Dec. 6, 2018, when a member of the New Jersey State Police stopped Martinez’s vehicle in Port Republic, N.J., after he failed to obey a stop sign. The state trooper smelled the odor of burnt marijuana and placed Martinez under arrest. The trooper then searched Martinez’s vehicle and located over 10 ounces of cocaine in a hidden compartment next to the steering wheel.