fbpx
 

SALT LAKE CITY — The FBI Salt Lake City Field Office announced the arrest of Marlina Nannett Martinez this afternoon. Martinez was wanted for her alleged involvement in possessing and distributing drugs on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana.

In June, the Salt Lake field office issued a “Wanted by the FBI” notice to locate Martinez. She remained on the wanted list until her arrest on Tuesday evening by members of the North Texas Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Strike Force 1 and the Dallas Police Department’s Fugitive Unit. She was arrested without incident at a residence in Dallas. 

Want more Native News? Get the free daily newsletter today.

Martinez was wanted for her alleged involvement in possessing and distributing oxycodone, fentanyl, and methamphetamine on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in October 2020. 

On April 8, 2021, a federal  arrest warrant was issued for Martinez in the U.S. District Court in Great Falls, Mont. after she was charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.

Martinez will have an initial appearance in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

More Stories Like This

Blackfeet Nation’s Longest Serving Elected Tribal Official, Chief Old Person Passes Away at 92
Bureau of Indian Affairs Headquarters Occupied
Fawn Sharp Re-Elected to Second Term as President of National Congress of American Indians; More NCAI Election Results
DOI Appoints Two Tribal Citizens to Indian Affairs Roles
“This is No Longer a Colonizer's Holiday”: Report from Annual Alcatraz Island Indigenous Peoples’ Day Sunrise Ceremony 

Native Perspective.  Native Voices.  Native News. 

We launched Native News Online because the mainstream media often overlooks news that is important is Native people. We believe that everyone in Indian Country deserves equal access to news and commentary pertaining to them, their relatives and their communities. That's why the story you’ve just finished was free — and we want to keep it that way, for all readers.  We hope you'll consider making a donation to support our efforts so that we can continue publishing more stories that make a difference to Native people, whether they live on or off the reservation. Your donation will help us keep producing quality journalism and elevating Indigenous voices. Any contribution of any amount — big or small — gives us a better, stronger future and allows us to remain a force for change. Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous journalism. Thank you.

About The Author
Native News Online Staff
Author: Native News Online Staff