Ludington residents arrested for drug, firearm charges.

February 7, 2019

Ludington residents arrested for drug, firearm charges.

LUDINGTON — On February 5, 2019 Ludington residents Thomas Donal Shepard, 32, and Nicole Rose Horowski, 28, were arrested by Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies at a residence in the 900 block of North Gaylord Avenue in the city of Ludington.

The arrests were a result of a 6-month investigation by the State, Sheriff’s, Chief’s Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT). Shepard and Horowski were both charged with felony counts of possession of heroin, maintaining a drug house, and felony firearm. Shepard was also issued a second offense notice on the possession of heroin charge. If convicted, Horowski could face to up to 14-years in prison. Shepard could face up to 24-years because of the second offense enhancement.

The complaint originated on September 21, 2018 when SSCENT detectives executed a search warrant in the 900 Block of North Gaylord Street. Weapons and heroin were located during the search.

SSCENT detectives were assisted at the scene by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the Ludington Police Department, and US Forest Service agents.

Shepard and Horowski were lodged in the Mason County Jail and arraigned on February 6, 2019. Both subjects were given a $5000/10% cash or surety bond. Shepard and Horowski are scheduled to be back in court on February 27, 2019 at 11:15am. Prosecution is being handled by the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office.

SSCENT is a multi-jurisdictional task force that serves Manistee, Mason, Oceana, and Lake Counties.

If you have information about drug activity in your area, please contact SSCENT at 231-843-7045 or your local police department.

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