Y’town man gets year for drug trafficking
LISBON – A Mahoning County man received prison time for dealing drugs in Columbiana County.
Michael Martinez, 32, of Youngstown, was sentenced to one year in a state prison by county Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike after Martinez pleaded guilty to three counts of drug trafficking. He received credit for 29 days already spent in the county jail. All of the transactions occurred in Salem in November 2011. On Nov. 16, Martinez sold heroin to an informant working with the county Drug Task Force, and on separate occasions on Nov. 14 he sold heroin and cocaine to an informant working with the DTF.
In other court action, Richard Faloba, 44, Trinity Church Road, Lisbon, is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 13 after pleading guilty as charged to drug possession. Investigators found bags of marijuana at Faloba’s home in September 2012. The marijuana was in excess of 11 pounds.
Christopher Jennings Jr., 20, West Middleton Road, Salem, is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 13 after pleading guilty as charged to drug possession. Jennings was found in possession of the drug methylone following a traffic stop in Salem for speeding on Feb. 10.
David J. Jackson, 48, last known address Y & O Road, East Liverpool, was sentenced by Judge Pike to time already served in the county jail, 374 days, on a felonious assault charge. Jackson reportedly used a 2-by-4 to beat Tim Welling of East Liverpool about the head and the rest of his body in August 2012, resulting in Welling being hospitalized for two days.
Randy J. Callehan, 23, West Main Street, Salineville, was sentenced by Judge Pike to six months at the prison alternative facility in Wintersville, with credit granted for eight days spent in the county jail, after pleading guilty to breaking and entering. He was also ordered to make restitution.
Callehan broke into the Salineville Carry-Out on Feb. 18 and stolen $1,400 worth of alcoholic beverages, lottery tickets, chewing tobacco and cigarettes.