Man Caught Trafficking Meth from South Carolina to Clarion Sentenced 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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