OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
30th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
THOMAS B. WINE, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
Media Release: May 17, 2021
Attention: Assignment Editor
Director of Communications: Jeff Cooke
Office: (502) 595-2300 Ext. 3027
Cell / Text: (502) 262-5809
On Friday May 14, 2021, after a four day jury trial, a jury in Division 10 of Jefferson Circuit Court convicted Luis Osiris Garcia Martinez of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree- Heroin over 2 grams, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree – Cocaine, Fleeing or Evading Police in the First Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, Tampering With Physical Evidence, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Possession of Marijuana. Following their verdict, the jury recommended a sentence of seven years.
This is the first criminal trial taken to a jury verdict since the Jefferson Circuit Court was allowed to resume jury trials on May 1, 2021. While two other criminal jury trials had been started since the courts’ reopening, both of those cases settled with plea agreements before being given to the jury.
Final sentencing for Martinez is set for August 9th 2021 at 10 a.m.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys Heather Humble and Lindsay Porter were the assigned prosecutors.