A jury trial has been scheduled for a Floyd County resident who was arrested for drug possession and other alleged crimes while he was employed as a sheriff’s deputy.
On Monday, July 8, Floyd District Judge Eric D. Hall scheduled a jury trial for former deputy Brandon Martin to be held on Sept. 10. He also scheduled a pretrial conference for Aug. 26 in the case.
Martin, 32, of Langley, is charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and several traffic violations, including failure to maintain insurance, failure to produce insurance card, no or expired registration receipts and license to be in possession — a charge that was dismissed in January after Martin provided his license to the court.
According to documents filed in Floyd District Court, Martin allegedly showed his Floyd County Sheriff Deputy card when he was asked for his driver’s license during a traffic stop on Ky. 80 on Jan. 10.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Darvin Marsillett claims in the citation that “there was a strong odor of marijuana” coming from the vehicle Martin was driving when he pulled him over that evening for allegedly having expired registration plates. Several pills were also allegedly found in Martin’s pocket during the traffic stop. He allegedly failed field sobriety tests.
Martin was scheduled to undergo a bench trial, without a jury, according to court documents, but those hearings were continued.
His employment with the sheriff’s department ended after his arrest in January.