Four of Five Accused Drug Sellers Plead “Not Guilty” in Hancock County

Court proceedings are underway for five people accused in an attempt to sell a large amount of drugs out of state. Johnny Honorato, 23, Salomon Lopez, 28, Isidoro Martinez, 19, Stacy McDonald, 29, and Manuel Rivera Sanchez, 36, all residents of Apopka, Florida, are accused of trying to sell more than $100,000 worth of meth in Hancock County, Ohio. Martinez has not yet entered a plea, but the four others have pled not guilty to the charges. Martinez has one of the more serious charges of the group, which will automatically sentence him to 11 years in prison if he pleads guilty or is convicted.

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Four out of five people accused of involvement in a scheme to sell more than $100,000 worth of methamphetamine in Hancock County have pleaded not guilty to charges, according to Hancock County Common Pleas Court documents.

A fifth suspect has not yet entered a plea.

Salomon Lopez, 28, Isidoro Martinez, 19, Johnny Honorato, 23, Stacy McDonald, 29, and Manuel Rivera Sanchez, 36, all of Apopka, Florida, are accused in the scheme. All five were indicted June 19 by a Hancock County grand jury on charges of aggravated possession of drugs, a first-degree felony.

All except Martinez entered not guilty pleas last week.

Martinez’s aggravated possession of drugs charge also carries a major drug offender specification, meaning that if Martinez pleads guilty or is found guilty at trial, he would automatically be sentenced to the maximum sentence, 11 years in prison. Click Here to Continue Reading

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