Wooster man gets probation for heroin trafficking charge

A Wooster man who admitted to selling heroin was sentenced to two years probation.

Gary L. Martin III, 32, 4400 Melrose Drive, Lot 121, was sentenced on one count of trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony, in Wayne County Common Pleas Court.

Judge Corey Spitler ordered Martin to make restitution of $100, perform 100 hours of community service, screen for Pathway and imposed a six-month license suspension. He faces a 12-month prison sentence if he violates community control.

Martin pleaded guilty Oct. 22 and in return, an additional charge of trafficking was dropped.

Martin was indicted along with Bethany Martin and Michael C. Smith in drug buys made by the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency in November and December 2013.

Specifically, buys were made from Gary Martin Dec. 4-5, 2013.

Bethany Martin, 31, was sentenced to two years probation Nov. 26 after she pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in heroin. A violation against her community control was filed Wednesday.

And Smith, 28, last known address of 304 W. Larwill St., Wooster, was serving a prison sentence on a 2011 trafficking case when he was sentenced to an additional seven months after he pleaded guilty to three charges of trafficking in heroin for his part dealing with the Martins.

He will remain in prison until April 15.

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