Illinois sheriff accused of trafficking marijuana, plotting to kill two - KMOV.com

Illinois sheriff accused of trafficking marijuana, plotting to kill two

ST. LOUIS -- An Illinois sheriff was convicted of trafficking marijuana and plotting to kill two people who planned to testify against him -- finally giving county officials an opening to fire him from a job he steadfastly refused to leave. Gallatin County Sheriff Raymond Martin was convicted Thursday on 15 counts related to the drug trafficking and murder-for-hire scheme. Ten of the 15 counts carry possible life sentences, and Martin could be fined up to $3.5 million.

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