Former Police Officer Sentenced for Firearms Dealing

POSTED: Friday, March 6, 2009 - 8:15am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:32am

A federal judge in Brownsville sentenced a former Palm Valley police officer to more than two years in federal prison.

37 year-old Ramon Martinez pleaded guilty to dealing firearms without a license. Investigators say he bought firearms from licensed dealers and private citizens then resell them for a profit. Some of the weapons were recovered in Mexico and traced to Martinez.

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