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Three Upstate men were sentenced to a combined 39 years in prison on drug trafficking charges this week, according to a release from Solicitor Walt Wilkins.
Daniel Moreno Martinez and Sergio Marin Colin were arrested in connection with what Wilkins called a drug conspiracy centered in southern Greenville County.
Martinez pleaded guilty on Jan. 8, 2018, to trafficking more than 2,000 grams of powder cocaine and was sentenced to 15 years in South Carolina Department of Corrections, according to the release, as well as a one year concurrent sentence for the unlawful carrying of a pistol.
Investigators said Martinez admitted that he attempted to deliver the cocaine to a distributor who was cooperating with deputies. Greenville County deputies arranged a meeting location for that delivery and arrested Martinez when he arrived with drugs, according to the release.
Colin pleaded guilty on Jan. 10 to trafficking 983 grams of methamphetamines and 17 pounds of marijuana.