Man sentenced to prison, boot camp for meth delivery.

May 28, 2019

Nicholas Franklin with his attorney, Terry Nolan

Man sentenced to prison, boot camp for meth delivery.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON – A 31-year-old Victory Township man was sentenced to three to 20 years in prison Tuesday, May 28, in 51st Circuit Court for a conviction of delivery/manufacture of  methamphetamine.

Judge Susan K. Sniegowski said she would not oppose Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI) or “boot camp” for Nicholas Duane Franklin, of 5140 N. Dennis Rd.

“This is a significant felony class crime,” said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. “Mr. Franklin has been involved in the controlled substance area of this county for a long time.”

Franklin’s attorney, Terry Nolan, disagreed with Spaniola’s characterization of his client as a drug dealer. Nolan said Franklin is a drug user, adding that this is his first felony conviction.

“His record is littered with alcohol and marijuana charges, and now he’s hit the big time,” Nolan said.

Nolan asked Judge Sniegowski to allow Franklin to enter boot camp in lieu of prison. The judge said she did not object.

“I made my choices,” Franklin said. “I put myself in the position for the consequences I face.”

“You’re in need of some serious long-term substance abuse treatment,” Sniegowski said, citing Franklin’s “escalating drug use.”

“At 31 years of age, you have the opportunity to completely change your life,” she added.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 24-40 months.

Franklin received credit for six days served in jail.

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