2 days after heroin dealing sentencing, woman overdoses, arrested.

November 17, 2017

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2 days after heroin dealing sentencing, woman overdoses, arrested.

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — A 31-year-old Hamlin Township woman who was sentenced to jail earlier this week for selling heroin overdosed on Thursday evening at her home. Deputies from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, along with medical personnel from Life EMS and Hamlin Twp. Fire Dept., were called to 1852 N. Lincoln Road at 8:28 p.m. for a report of a drug overdose. Following the administration of three doses of Narcan, Randi Granger was revived. Sheriff Kim Cole said a needle was found lying next to her when deputies arrived on scene. Following medical clearance, Granger was arrested for violating a bond condition.

Michigan’s Good Samaritan law prevents drug possession charges against those that seek medical assistance for an overdose in certain circumstances. In the case of Granger, however, she had violated the terms of her recent sentencing.

Granger was arrested in August by personnel from Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Ludington Police Department in the 5900 block of Third Street in Pere Marquette Township following an investigation by the State, Sheriffs, Chiefs Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT).

Granger testified in 51st Circuit Court in October that she sold the drug to a SSCENT officer last June and that she used her cell phone in an attempt to text plans to make the deal.

Granger was sentenced Tuesday, Nov. 14, in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday to serve six months up front in the Mason County Jail of a one-year discretionary jail term. The maximum sentence for possession of up to 50 grams of heroin (which is the crime that Granger committed), is 20 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine. In addition, Granger was charged with the sale of cocaine but those charges were dropped in exchange for a guilty plea for dealing heroin. Granger was also sentenced to two years probation, and she received credit for 58 days served in jail.

Judge Susan K. Sniegowski, told Granger Tuesday that the conditions of her case were “troubling” citing “the delivery of heroin to a person you don’t even know. People are dying every day from using heroin.”

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