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  • Illegal alien arrested in joint drug investigation

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  • The Carter County Sheriffs Department Narcotic Division along with the Ardmore Police Department Narcotics Division completed an investigation with the arrest of Alberto Saldana Martinez, 46, a resident of Lone Grove and an illegal alien. The arrest took place at a business in the northwest part of the city Wednesday.
    “We and Ardmore narcotics have been receiving information over the last six months and began a joint investigation,” Capt. Gregg Johnson, sheriff’s department, said.
    Martinez was charged with distribution of a controlled substance Thursday, which is punishable by imprisonment for two years and a $50,000 fine.
    Martinez was arrested without incident at the business. His bond was set at $30,000 and he remains in the Carter County Detention Center. Johnson said the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have placed a hold on Martinez, who is expected to be deported back to Mexico.
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