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Martin Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Charge

Originally charged with four financial crimes and one drug offense, a Centreville man pleaded guilty Monday to possession of cocaine. He is Sean David Martin, 38, of 13960 Middle Creek Place in the Heritage Estates community.

According to a court document, when a police officer working on a fraud case went to Martin's home to question him, March 30, 2006, the officer allegedly saw drug paraphernalia used for smoking crack cocaine, in plain sight, in the front room.

Fairfax County police then charged him with possession of cocaine, plus a quartet of fraud charges relating to another case. On April 3, in General District Court, all the charges against him were dropped, except for the drug possession.

That one was sent to the grand jury, which indicted him May 21 on one count of possession of cocaine. Then on Monday, June 4, in Circuit Court, Martin pleaded guilty as charged. Judge Marcus Williams set his sentencing for Sept. 14.

<tgl> — Bonnie Hobbs