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Former Illinois Sheriff Now in Federal Florida Prison

A disgraced former southern Illinois sheriff ordered last month to spend life behind bars for trafficking marijuana and a foiled plot to have witnesses against him killed has new digs -- a high-security federal prison in central Florida.

SHAWNEETOWN, Ill. -- A disgraced former southern Illinois sheriff ordered last month to spend life behind bars for trafficking marijuana and a foiled plot to have witnesses against him killed has new digs -- a high-security federal prison in central Florida.

Raymond Martin's one-time badge as sheriff of Gallatin County has given way to inmate number 08191-025 at the Coleman II prison, about 50 miles northwest of Orlando, Fla.

Forty-eight-year-old Martin was sentenced in Benton to life behind bars after being convicted last year of 15 charges, including marijuana trafficking and witnesses tampering.

Martin isn't out of the legal woods yet. A special prosecutor in southern Illinois has charged him with official misconduct and intimidation.

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