Scottville man looking at jail time for heroin possession

August 4, 2015
Austin McCumber with his attorney, David Glancy.

Austin McCumber with his attorney, David Glancy.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON— A 19-year-old Scottville man currently lodged in the Mason County Jail is looking at serving three months of a six-month discretionary jail term after pleading guilty Tuesday, Aug. 4, in 51st Circuit Court to a felony of possession of heroin, less than 25 grams.

Austin James McCumber was arrested June 19 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) in the Wendy’s parking lot on US-10. McCumber testified that he had two grams of heroin in his possession at the time of his arrest.

Part of his sentence will also include a six-month driver’s license suspension with the possibility of a restricted license after 30 days, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

The maximum penalty for the charge is four years in prison.

Sentencing is set for Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m.

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