Martinez gets life for drug trafficking, murder of Quincey Turner...
A key figure in the murder of a drug informant in the Jamestown-area eight years ago has been sentenced to life in federal prison.  U-S Attorney William Hochul, Junior announced late Wednesday that 47 year-old Jose "Noelle" Martinez, received the sentence from Senior U-S District Court Judge William Skretny.  Hochul says Martinez was convicted by a federal jury of conspiracy to possess, with intent to distribute, 500 grams or more of cocaine.  Hochul says, "as the punishment in this case reflects, the defendant - convicted of narcotics trafficking - has been sentenced as a murderer.  This office will be relentless in utilizing all available federal tools to help ensure that those who pose a danger to our community are brought to justice."  Prosecutors say Martinez ran a drug trafficking organization in Jamestown.  They say Martinez supplied cocaine to another drug trafficking organization in Jamestown led by Quentin Leeper.  In May of 2008... Martinez put out a contract for the killing of Quincy Turner.  They say Martinez believed that Turner was cooperating with law enforcement... and, had him killed on May 30th of 2008 outside Turner's race shop near the Jamestown-Airport.  Hochul says 45 defendants were charged in connection with three drug trafficking rings operating between Jamestown and Rochester.

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