Green Forest man charged with multiple drug counts

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

A 27-year-old Green Forest man, Marko Antonio Martinez, was arrested on drug charges Monday after he allegedly sold meth ice and cocaine to undercover agents.

According to a spokesperson for the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, the Rogers Drug Task Force and the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force were involved in the sting, along with CCSO investigators.

He said agents from Rogers initiated the action after receiving information that the suspect was selling coke and meth from a trailer at Tanner Trailer Park.

The spokesperson said investigators from three agencies set up surveillance of the trailer while a "controlled buy" of two grams of suspected meth and two grams of suspected coke was made.

Afterward, authorities say, Martinez was seen leaving the trailer in a vehicle, and a traffic stop was initiated for no vehicle license plate.

They said Martinez was arrested for driving on a suspended driver's license and did not cooperate when investigators attempted to interview him about the drug sales.

A passenger in the vehicle was also arrested, they say, on an outstanding warrant.

A search warrant for the trailer in which Martinez resided turned up empty plastic bags and identification proving he lived there, investigators said.

Martinez was charged with delivery of a controlled substance - meth, and delivery of a controlled substance, coke.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: