Ludington man faces prison for larceny, intent to deliver marijuana.

March 8, 2016
Trenton Espinola with his attorney, David Glancy.

Trenton Espinola with his attorney, David Glancy.

By Allison Scarbrough. Courts/Police Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 19-year-old Ludington man who pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court last month to safe breaking and resisting a police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday, March 8, to larceny in a building and possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

Trenton Joseph Espinola, of 222 E. Melendy St., testified Tuesday that he stole approximately six pounds of marijuana last August in the 6700 block of Dewey Road in Hamlin Township.

Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola said he has issued a third file against Espinola, alleging breaking and entering with intent and breaking and entering a coin-operated device.

Espinola is looking at serving 17-48 months in prison; paying restitution; and providing truthful testimony against any co-defendants in the case.

He faces two-and-a-half to 15 years in prison for the safe breaking and resisting police charges he pleaded guilty to last month. In that case, he testified that on August 21 he went into a house; opened a safe; and stole $300 and a cremation urn.

“The keys were there, so all I had to do was open it,” Espinola said previously. He testified that the cremation urn was returned to the owners.

In a plea agreement, the second-degree home invasion charge was dismissed, as well as the second resisting police charge. The plea agreement calls for a concurrent term of 90 days in jail for the resisting police conviction.

Espinola is set for sentencing April 5 at 2 p.m.

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