Man Sentenced to Maximum Term for Drug Trafficking


Judge Kevin P. Braig of the Logan County Court of Common Pleas today sentenced Isai Centeno-Mariscal to a maximum prison term of three years on his conviction on the charge of trafficking cocaine, a felony of third degree.

Another conviction for possession of cocaine, a felony of the third degree, merged with the trafficking conviction, which limited the sentence to a maximum of three years.

The Court also ordered Centeno-Marisal to forfeit $4,413.00 as contraband acquired in illegal activity.

A pre-sentence investigation report stated Centeno-Mariscal was apprehended on March 8, 2023, with 13.5 grams of cocaine leaving a local residence.

Centeno-Mariscal told the pre-sentence investigator he illegally entered the United States in the summer of 2022 and that others threatened him and his family in Mexico so that he did “what he was supposed to do.”

Law enforcement officers also found 11.2 grams of heroin and 2.1 grams of fentanyl on Centeno-Mariscal.

Prosecutors dismissed charges based on the heroine and fentanyl as part of Centeno-Mariscal’s agreement to plead guilty to the cocaine charges.