Contact Us

Guilty Plea in Major Broome County Cocaine Trafficking Case

Bob Joseph/WNBF News

A Binghamton man faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced in August for drug trafficking.

33 year old Juan Martinez has pleaded guilty to felony narcotics trafficking conspiracy.

Martinez and 23 year old Johnny Ortiz are accused of running cocaine from New Jersey to points in the Southern Tier.

Ortiz pleaded guilty in February and is to be sentenced next month.

The pair was alleged to be involved with the gangs, Latin Kings and Medievals.

The men bought drugs from a large-scale dealer, conspiring to deal over 500 grams of cocaine and 280 grams of crack cocaine in Broome County from January to September of last year.

Federal investigators as well as New York State Police and Binghamton Police had beeen investigating suspected drug activity in the region since November, 2011.

More from WNBF

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wnbf.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WNBF News Radio 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on WNBF News Radio 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!