Accused Murderer Charged With Drug Trafficking

A Longview man already charged with murder, has now been indicted on drug trafficking charges. Eighteen year old Sherman Martin was arrested by Gregg County Sheriffs back in October for the shooting death of Twenty Four year old Bobby Simpson of Longview.

Simpson's body was found dumped on a dirt road East of Kilgore. The new charges allege that Martin sold cocaine to an undercover agent in March of last year. Martin remains in jail, while awaiting trial on capital murder charges.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.