Fremont man sentenced to prison


A Fremont man was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug-related charges during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom Wednesday morning.

Brian K. Martin, 44, pleaded guilty to charges of possession of cocaine and trafficking in cocaine, fourth-degree felonies, and one

count of possession of cocaine and two counts of possessing criminal tools, all fifth-degree felonies.

Kelbley sentenced Martin to a total of 30 months in prison, with credit for time already served.

The sentence is to be served consecutively to a sentence in a Sandusky County case.

Martin would be eligible for judicial release after serving six months in prison for the local case.

Before sentencing, Martin said he was trying to maintain his bills, and his health issues got worse.

In another case in Kelbley’s courtroom Wednesday, Antwantonyo R. Waites, 34, of Fostoria, pleaded guilty to charges of trafficking in cocaine, a fourth-degree felony; possession of cocaine and possessing criminal tools, fifth-degree felonies; and endangering children, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Waites’ case was referred for a pre-sentence investigation. The joint recommendation is he serve 23 months in prison.

Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office agreed not to oppose a motion for judicial release if there are no unfavorable reports from the institution. Waites would be eligible for judicial release after serving 30 days in prison.

Two digital scales, $242, a Smart Tab notebook, 19 cellphones, an external hard drive, an Alcatel Onetouch and two cans with false compartments would be forfeited in Martin’s and Waites’ cases.