Homeless teen sentenced to jail for resisting police, drug possession.

September 26, 2017

Erin Granlund with her attorney, David Glancy.

Homeless teen sentenced to jail for resisting police, drug possession.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 19-year-old homeless woman was sentenced to serve six months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term for convictions of resisting police and drug possession Tuesday, Sept. 26, in 51st Circuit Court.

Erin Nicole Granlund pleaded guilty to two counts of resisting and opposing police and one count of zubsolv possession, Aug. 1. One count of resisting and opposing police was dismissed.

Granlund was facing additional felony charges of larceny in a building and lying to a police officer following her arrest last May. That case has been remanded to 79th District Court, said Mason Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Granlund has an eighth grade education and is unable to support herself to be a financially contributing member of society, Spaniola said.

Her attorney, David Glancy, requested that Judge Susan K. Sniegowski sentence his client under the terms of the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA), which allows young offenders to plead to a felony but then withdraw their felony plea and plead to a misdemeanor as long as they abide by the terms of their probation. HYTA cases are also non-public.

Sniegowski denied the request. “Based on the number of offenses and your record, HYTA not appropriate,” she said.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are two to 17 months, Spaniola said.

Grandlund received credit for 106 days served in jail. The judge also ordered two years probation.

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