Car used as heroin ‘drug house.’

April 5, 2016
with her attorney, Douglas Stevenson.

Tamara Yeargan with her attorney, Douglas Stevenson.

By Allison Scarbrough. Courts/Police Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 46-year-old Ludington woman pleaded guilty Tuesday, April 5, in 51st Circuit Court to conspiracy to commit maintaining a drug house, although the drug “house” was actually her car, a Ford Taurus.

Tamara DeLynn Yeargan, of 602 E. Melendy St., was arrested last February by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) for felonies of conspiracy – possession of heroin less than 25 grams and conspiracy to commit maintaining a drug house.

In exchange for Yeargan’s plea to count 2, the first count was dismissed. The plea agreement calls for a one-year jail term with no prison time ordered. She is also designated as a second-offense habitual offender.

Yeargan testified that from May of 2015 to February of this year, she and co-defendant Russell Masse used her car to drive to Muskegon several times per week to obtain heroin.

A vehicle fits the description of a drug house in the statute, said her attorney Douglas Stevenson.

Sentencing is set for May 3 at 2:45 p.m.

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