Martin was convicted in 2010 after witnesses testified that he was on duty when he supplied a drug dealer with marijuana from a department evidence locker. After he was jailed, he allegedly plotted to have two potential witnesses assaulted or possibly killed. Neither was harmed because the would-be hit men got cold feet and told authorities.
A former southern Illinois sheriff is back in federal lock-up in Arizona after being sentenced again in a drug-trafficking case, in which he allegedly plotted to have witnesses against him killed. Raymond Martin is serving his life-sentence at a maximum-security prison near Tuscon. That's where the former long-time Gallatin County law enforcer was being housed before he was resentenced earlier this month in Benton.