Martin charged with possession
WORTHINGTON -- Bobby Lee Martin, 26, of Worthington, is back in the Nobles County Jail. Martin faces five felony charges relating to the sale and possession of drugs and one count of storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a chil...
WORTHINGTON - Bobby Lee Martin, 26, of Worthington, is back in the Nobles County Jail. Martin faces five felony charges relating to the sale and possession of drugs and one count of storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child or vulnerable adult.
According to the criminal complaint, Martin was observed last week by law enforcement exiting his vehicle at a local gas station and then getting into another vehicle, where he removed a small item from his pocket and gave it to a woman. Officers believed Martin was conducting a drug transaction.
He was followed to a local hotel. The officer spoke with the desk clerk, who said Martin stays in the hotel every couple of weeks for one to two days. A K-9 officer brought to the hotel detected narcotics on the door handle of the room in which Martin was staying.
After obtaining a search warrant, officers secured a key for the room and approached the door. No one answered. Finally, officers entered the room with the key and found Martin in the room.
Inside the safe located next to the bed, officers observed nine pint jars with green plant material. Additionally, officers found two pint jars with a brown colored liquid believed to be butane hash oil. The contents of the jars field tested positive for marijuana. Along with the jars, officers found a sandwich-style bag with more green plant material, a digital scale and cash. The green plant material weighed 378 grams, and the brown liquid weighed 596 grams.
During the search, officers recovered a broken glass pipe that field tested positive for methamphetamine, along with several items associated with small children.
Martin appeared in court Monday for a bail hearing. Martin’s bail was set at $25,000 with conditions and $50,000 without. He is currently being held in the Nobles County Jail. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Nobles District Court next week.
Martin has three other pending court cases, including two for burglary and one for possessing a firearm after a conviction for a crime of violence.