BHC DRUG DEALER IS PRISON BOUND
A Bullhead City man who repeatedly sold methamphetamine to a civilian confidential informant (CI) entered a plea agreement in Mohave County Superior Court on Tuesday, March 19. Terms of the deal for Stephen Martin, 60, require Mohave County Superior Court Judge Rick Lambert to order a 16-year prison term at a June 18 sentencing hearing.
The agreement dismisses a 2018 theft of means of transportation case and a 2019 case involving weapon and drug paraphernalia charges. Martin pleaded guilty to two sale of dangerous drug charges, while three such charges are being dismissed.
Prosecutor Kellen Marlow said the CI who was working for the state gang task force purchased methamphetamine from Martin on five occasions during a ten day period last June. The meth involved in the transactions totaled nearly 3 pounds.
Marlow told Judge Lambert that one conviction involved a June 20, 2019 sale of about a pound of meth in Golden Valley. He said the other conviction involved the sale of another pound of the drug on June 27, 2019 at 1699 Highway 95, Space #113 in Bullhead City.
Marlow said the three other sale charges that are being dismissed involved increments of two ounces, a quarter pound and a half pound of meth.