Man gets 20 years in racketeering conspiracy

10/12/2013 12:49 AM

03/14/2015 3:35 AM

O’Dell “Teezy” Martin, 27, of Columbia was sentenced Friday in Columbia to 20 years in federal prison, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

Martin pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to commit racketeering. U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. sentenced Martin to 20 years, followed by three years of supervised release.

After Martin became a member of the Bloods gang, he participated in numerous acts of armed drug trafficking, armed robberies and retaliatory shootings for his and the gang’s benefit. Martin was also responsible for an aggravated armed robbery on May 28, 2005, in the Richland Terrace apartment complex in Richland County.

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