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Man Caught Trafficking Meth from South Carolina to Clarion Sentenced Up to Eight Years in State Prison

Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 12:12 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

Mario MarquezCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A man who was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine from South Carolina to Clarion was sentenced on Wednesday to up to eight years in state prison.

Clarion County President Judge James Arner on Wednesday, December 4, sentenced 22-year-old Mario Andres Marquez, of Aiken, South Carolina, to an aggregate sentence of a minimum of four years up to a maximum of eight years in state prison.

Marquez was ordered to the following:

  • A minimum of 12 months to a maximum of 24 months on one felony count of delivery of methamphetamine
  • A minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 4 months on one first-degree misdemeanor count of corruption of a minor
  • A minimum of 10 months to a maximum of 20 months on a second felony count of delivery of methamphetamine
  • A minimum of 6 months to a maximum of 12 months on one third-degree felony count of receiving stolen property
  • A minimum of 18 months to a maximum of 36 months one third-degree felony count of firearms not to be carried without a license

Marquez pleaded guilty to the above charges on October 23, 2019, in the Clarion County Court of Common Pleas.

As a result of the plea agreement, the following charges were dismissed:

– Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Possession Of Firearm Prohibited, Felony 2
– Alteration or Destruction of Vehicle Identification Number, Felony 3
– Possession of Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor (three counts)
– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
– Possession Of Weapon, Misdemeanor 1
– Corruption Of Minors, Misdemeanor 1
– Driving While Operator Privileges Suspended Or Revoked, Summary
– Driving W/O A License, Summary
– Driving Unregistered Vehicle, Summary
– Operating Vehicle W/O Required Financial Responsibility, Summary

The charges stem from three separate drug-related cases against Marquez filed earlier this year.

Marquez also stood for a plea hearing on Wednesday.

He entered a guilty plea on one second-degree misdemeanor count of simple assault.

As a result of the plea agree meant, the following charges were dismissed:

– Strangulation – Applying Pressure to Throat or Neck, Felony 2
– False Imprisonment, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

He is scheduled to be sentenced on the additional charge at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22.

Marquez currently remains lodged in the Clarion County Jail, awaiting transfer to a state correctional facility.

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