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Ill. Sheriff Jailed On Drug Charges Faces New Allegations of Murder For Hire

Ill. Sheriff Jailed On Drug Charges Faces New Allegations of Murder For Hire

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The AP via YellowBrix

January 04, 2010

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. — A southern Illinois sheriff already accused of selling marijuana, often while on duty, now faces charges of solicitation of murder for hire.

Gallatin County Sheriff Raymond Martin was arrested Saturday at the Jackson County Jail, where he’s being held on the drug charges.

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His wife, 36-year-old Kristina Martin, and son, 20-year-old Cody Martin, were arrested as they came to visit him.

All three are being held on $1 million bond. They’re scheduled to make their first court appearance on Tuesday.

It was not immediately clear who their attorneys are.

Authorities wouldn’t release details on the new charges and wouldn’t say whether they’re related to the drug charges the sheriff already faces. He’s been in custody since May.



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    Hyco

    over 4 years ago

    50 Comments

    Isn't this the state that Obama is from?

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    AKangel

    over 4 years ago

    4974 Comments

    This was wrong on so many levels, throw the book at him, Sorry the police force will take a hit on this.
    And we wonder why it is so hard to get the public to trust Police officers. BAD COP black eye!

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    P89Hydra

    over 4 years ago

    740 Comments

    Sad, an entire family destroyed because of their stupidity. I hope the investigators get to the bottom of everything.

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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    I'm a little confused, not enough information in this post.

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    SkoolCop

    over 4 years ago

    4596 Comments

    aussie4, It sounds like the family was arrested for charges related to the "Murder For Hire" allegations even though the authorities wouldn't say or admit so. At this point, I wouldn't expect them to say anything specific anyways.

    As for those of us on PL trying and convicting already, you will see that the common thread is that we are all tired of a POS like this and their families tarnishing the badge and giving us black eyes because of their illegal activities. Yeah, I know..... Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law and they have their rights. There must be something to the charges past and current or they would not have been so arrested and charged.

    Radiotelegrapher, I was thinking more along the lines of "ALL IN THE FAMILY."

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    aussie4

    over 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    I didnt see what the family was arrested for and it seems that all here have them all tried and convicted already..........

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    wcsdc4

    over 4 years ago

    100 Comments

    that county has no jail only has 7,000 residents

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    uncledennis1

    over 4 years ago

    23312 Comments

    Frank. U R are so right on brother.

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    Katz

    over 4 years ago

    8260 Comments

    Oh Lord! A family that sells together, jails together!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Well, I'm sure he's being housed out of the county, but at least he get's to see how his jail is run from the inside!

    Apparently there are no psych evaluations for elected LE officials!

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    Baxter2

    over 4 years ago

    1846 Comments

    So the wife and kid come to visit him and get arrested too. How stupid can they be. They had to have known they'd be busted too.

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    kaalima

    over 4 years ago

    1748 Comments

    Real nice family !! Not. What a disgrace !!

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    43590 Comments

    I commented on this previously. But I don't recall the part about selling pot? What else is waiting to come out of the closet home boy!!!!!!

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    Radiotelegrapher

    over 4 years ago

    2714 Comments

    Family Affair?

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    Poetry

    over 4 years ago

    242 Comments

    Hey, to each is own when it comes to money... Murder for hire is weak. If you aren't bold to do it yourself - then that's weak. I hope you are merciful with him though since he is ah fello officier who has falling short. We all have sin, all can be forgiven`. Hey, I believe all you cop's should get paid like the movie star's. Hey, money it tight for so officier's, so some sell drug's on the low. Can't catch all of them who are doing it. (Truth's) He got caught with his, Good Job for catching him - since he was getting carried away with his other passion - instead of his rightful duty...

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