A man arrested for drug and firearms charges, following a chase by local law enforcement, made his first appearance May 26 in Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City.

Sage Breeze Martin, 32, of Arkansas City, has been in the Cowley County Jail since May 17 and is being held in lieu of $25,800 bond.

During his appearance in court, he requested a bond reduction.

This request was denied by Judge James Pringle, who appointed Tim Showalter to represent Martin in the case.

Martin’s next appearance will be June 2.


Charges filed

The criminal complaint filed against Martin lists eight counts, including possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to elude a law enforcement officer and possession of methamphetamine — approximately 209.7 grams.

If he is found guilty of possession of methamphetamine, he could be sentenced to a minimum of 138 to 204 months in prison, a post-release supervision period of 36 months and a fine of up to $500,000.

If Martin is found guilty of possession of drug distribution paraphernalia — 143 plastic zipper bags — he could be sentenced to a minimum of 10 to 42 months in prison, a post-release supervision period of 12 months and a fine of up to $100,000.

If he is found guilty of criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, he could be sentenced to a minimum of seven to 23 months in prison, a post-release supervision period of 12 months and a fine of up to $100,000.

If Martin is found guilty of no drug tax stamp, he could be sentenced to a minimum of five to 13 months in prison, a post-release supervision term of 12 months and a fine of up to $100,000.

If he is found guilty of possession of marijuana, he could be sentenced to one year in the county jail and a fine of up to $2,500.

If Martin is found guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia — a pipe — he could be sentenced to one year in the county jail and a fine of up to $2,500.

If he is found guilty of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, he could be sentenced to six months in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

If Martin is found guilty of no proof of insurance, he could be sentenced to six months in the county jail and a minimum fine of $300 to $1,000.

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