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Sixty Pounds of Meth Draws 41 Months and RDAP in SDNY Through Safety Valve

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 19 – Daniel Martinez, in the Westchester County Jail, was up for sentencing on May 19 before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Analisa Torres. Inner City Press covered it. 

  His lawyer John Diaz said he's been using meth for the last 10 years. "The US focused a lot on 60 pounds" of meth, he said. It was the cooperative witness who asked for that weight. Mr. Martinez stated this in the Safety Valve proffer. Why spend $38,000 a year to keep him a prison? I am asking for a sentence of 10 months then treatment.  

   Assistant US Attorney Nicholas Chiuchiolo said, Only the last 18 pounds were purchased by an agent of the government. And Mr. Martinez said, I can get that for you, my boy. There no factual dispute.

     Judge Torres said, The guidelines are 135 to 168 months... But I am imposing 41 months, and the RDAP Program, and two years of Supervised Release.

The case is US v. Martinez, 19-cr-728 (Torres). 


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