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ii 12 - November 28, 2013 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook ::, "!, units, his guilty plea. ment on January 8, ,By Cecil Lawson As a part of a plea Amos was remand- which was held in : : :: .... KyNewsGroup , agreement offered ed into custody to Montgomery Coun- Ii' cecil@kynewsgroup.com by the Common- the Montgomery ty. Twice over the I:A Sharpsburg man wealth's Attorney's County Regional Jail course of the year, arrested nearly a Office, Amos' origi- following his sign- in July and again in , year ago as part of nal charges of with ing his plea in open September, he was " :','a state police drugone count of traffick- court before Circuit arrested for failing :'round up had pled ing in a controlled Judge Beth Maze. to appear for manda- guilty to his charges substance, first de- Amos was among tory drug tests after [" and was recently sen-gree, first offense; sixteen people ar- being released on ! t' tenced to five years,fleeing/evading po- rested in the early $10,000 surety bond. t ,' Jeffrey Amos, 45, lice, second degree; part of this year as His private attor- "pled guilty in Bath two counts of pos- part of a Kentucky ney, Tammie Had- ! Circuit Court on Oct. session of marijuana; State Police drug dix, also withdrew i 3 and was sentenced and one count of round -up focused from his case in July. on Nov. 7 to the possession of drug around the Sharps- He was represented charge of trafficking paraphernalia, were burg community, for the remainder in a controlled sub- ! , stance, first degree, , less than ten drug " ! t 't n h ,j h ;ioi amended to the sin- Amos originally of his case by Blaze gle count of traffick-pled not guilty dur- Tomlin, of Mt. Ster- ing, in exchange for ing his arraign- ling. Photo courtesy of Montgomery Co. Regional Jail Jeffrey Amos ~ Photo courtesy of Montgomery Co. Regional Jail Michael Martin By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecU@kynewsgroup.com Montgomery County Re- gional Jail, he tested posi- tive for THC (marijuana), cocaine, oxycodone, and Suboxone, and he was manded into custody. Martin had been indicted in Bath Circuit Court in February 2013 for drug trafficking charges and had pled guilty to amended charges on Oct. 3 and was sentenced on Nov. 7 Martin was originally arrested by Owingsville Police Chief Todd Tout on Nov. 7, 2012, at the Owing ville Valero gas station and was arrested by officers was charged with one count from Probation and Parole of trafficking in a controlled on Thursday, Nov. 21, after substance, first degree, session 214 Oxycodone pills and 40 Alprazaolm pills. It was later determined that he had purchased them the day before in Maryland. Martin's case was first heard in Bath District Court but was remanded to the Bath Grand Jury on December 13, 2012. However, Marlin was freed from custody after 60 days because the grand jury could not find suffi- cient evidence for an indict- ment due to lab tests not being returned from the Kentucky State Police. The grand jury returned an indiclment against Mar- tin in February 7, 2013. .J* A Frenchburg man who . was recently given a three : year diverted sentence for possession of over 200 Oxy- codone pills was arrested Thursday for violating the :: conditions of his release. According to court re- ! .cords, Michael Martin, 23, he was found in possession first offense; trafficking in a Martin was also found to of a '%Vhizzinator" when he controlled substance, third have a positive drug screen reported for his pre-sen- degree; possession of a on that same date, and he tencing investigation, controlled substance not in The Whizzinator is a de- original container; and vice used to defeat drug session of drug parapher- tests that sometimes in- nafia. cludes "clean" urine and a Chief Tout discovered false male organ. " that Martin had in his When drug tested, ....................... was once again taken into custody. Martin was released in March following a family member posting a $10,000 surety bond and on condi- tion that Martin received outpatient drug addiction treatment. Following continuances of his case from March through May, Martin failed to appear for a May court appearance, and a bench warrant was issued. FoP lowing an August 15 pre trial conference, in which no plea agreement was reached and the case was set to proceed to trial, Judge Beth Maze filed an order the following day that the trial would be continued. Martin pled guilty to amended charges in 0ct ber as part the Common- wealth's plea agreement. His first degree trafficking charge would be amended to first degree possession of a controlled substance, which carries a penalty of 2 years; and his third degree trafficking charge would be amended to third