Heroin trafficker sentenced in federal court

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Amarillo, Texas - A man caught trafficking heroin was sentenced in federal court Wednesday.

The United States Attorney's office says 41 year old Fernando Martinez pleaded guilty to one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute heroin and received 120 months in prison.

In October of 2011, Martinez was caught with 22 kilograms of heroin hidden in a compartment inside his vehicle as he drove on I-40 in Carson county.