The Sullivan man charged last week in the alleged delivery of a controlled substance has a history of criminal activity in the area.
Panfilo J. Martinez, 25, Sullivan, has been charged multiple times in Franklin and Crawford counties following arrests by Sullivan and St. Clair police, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s office.
He was sentenced to eight years in the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDC) for multiple charges.
In the past five years, Martinez had violated conditions of his parole, and had been ordered to complete drug treatment programs.
Most recently, Martinez was charged Thursday, Aug. 24, in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.
Taylor M. Borick, 24, St. Louis, also was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Borick was with Martinez during his arrest Aug. 23 at the Circle K convenience store, Sullivan.
Martinez was arrested by Sullivan police in May 2012 and January 2014 for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. He pleaded guilty to the 2012 charge in September of the following year.
According to court records, Martinez violated the terms of his probation in the 2014 arrest. He was ordered to serve 11 months shock time and then complete a long-term drug treatment program.
Prior to those convictions, Martinez was convicted on charges of property damage, burglary and receiving stolen property. He served a prison term in the MDC for those convictions.
According to a probable cause statement filed by the Multi-County Narcotics and Violent Crimes Unit (MCNVCU) with the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office, detectives confiscated heroin and methamphetamine during the incident.
Authorities had received information that Martinez was traveling to Sullivan from St. Louis to sell heroin.
The vehicle they were in had been reported stolen Aug. 20 during an armed carjacking in St. Louis. The two loaded pistols were found in the front driver’s side floorboard.
There have not been charges issued for the theft of the vehicle.
Borick was in the front passenger seat of the vehicle that Martinez had driven to Sullivan, according to the probable cause statement. She was arrested on a warrant for a probation violation.
Borick has multiple charges of drug possession and receiving stolen property in Jefferson and St. Louis counties, and St. Louis city. She also was serving a probation sentence for tampering with a motor vehicle conviction earlier this year.
Borick did not have any previous charges in Franklin County.