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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Barling man catches a 72-month prison sentence on methamphetamne charges from June

A 29-year-old Barling man caught a six-year prison sentence in Sebastian County Circuit Court this week after a plea deal on drug charges.

According to information from Arkansas Court Connect, Angel Rivera-Martinez drew the 72 months sentence after a plea deal on charges of conspiracy to possess meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. The state amended one of the charges in the case at the court session.

Rivera Martinez was arrested June 22 of this year and was released on a $3,500 legally sufficient Bond after spending about 16 hours in jail.

Rivera - Martinez appeared with his attorney Marvin Honeycutt and the state announced they were amending Count One (possession of meth for purpose of delivery) to conspiracy to possess meth which is a class B felony.

The court announced the defendant could be jailed in a local CCC facility (if eligible) and he was also handed nine year suspended sentence and ordered forfeiture of the property tied to the drug case.

As of 7:00 p.m. Friday night, Rivera Martinez remained in the Sebastian County Detention Center awaiting transfer to the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

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