Ludington man sent to jail for larceny, cocaine possession.

September 13, 2017

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Ludington man sent to jail for larceny, cocaine possession.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 32-year-old Ludington man was sentenced to serve nine months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term Tuesday, Sept. 12, for convictions of larceny from a vehicle and cocaine possession less than 25 grams.

Michael Thomas Martinez, of 204 S. Harrison St., was arrested last June by the Ludington Police Department on felony charges of breaking and entering a motor vehicle to steal property $1,000 or more but less than $20,000 and breaking and entering a motor vehicle to steal property $200 or more but less than $1,000. The State, Sheriffs, Chiefs Enforcement Narcotics Team (SSCENT) also charged him with felony possession of a controlled substance – cocaine and possession of marijuana.

The other charges were dismissed in a plea agreement.

Sentencing guidelines in the drug case are 0-11 months and 5-23 months for the theft case, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Martinez was ordered to pay $143 in restitution and must also serve two years of probation. He received credit for 84 days served in jail.

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