Twin cities man faces life in prison on drug charges

By WEEK Producer

Twin cities man faces life in prison on drug charges

December 6, 2013 Updated Dec 6, 2013 at 10:33 PM CDT

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill -- A twin-cities man faces life in prison for a cocaine and pot conviction.

Richard George Martin, 34, of Normal was found guilty Friday of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute at least five kilos of cocaine and 50-kilos of marijuana from 1999 to 2011.

Martin's conviction is the latest in "Operation Prairie Eagle" -- an investigation targeting drug distribution in Bloomington-Normal.

Martin will be sentenced in April.

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