Ludington man pleads guilty to resisting police, drug charges

April 8, 2014
Carl Herring

Carl Herring

LUDINGTON — A 23-year-old Ludington man charged with resisting and obstructing three area law enforcement officers, and possession of marijuana and methadone, pleaded guilty today in 51st Circuit Court.

Carl Lee Herring was arrested Feb. 20, 2014 by Ludington Police Department during an incident at 210 E. Loomis St. Herring told Judge Richard Cooper that he was staying at that resident during the time and had a disagreement with another person who was staying there.

Herring admitted he was intoxicated that day when law enforcement arrived. He said he was upstairs and Ludington Police Sgt. David Maltbi, Officer Michael Haveman and Mason County Sheriff Deputy Adam Lamb.

Herring was initially charged with three counts of resisting and obstructing law enforcement, each felonies punishable by up to two years in prison. He also was charged with the felony of possession of methodone, a narcotic,, less than 25 grams and the misdemeanor of possession of marijuana.

As part of the plea agreement, the charge of resisting and obstructing with Dep. Lamb and the charge of possession of marijuana, were dismissed. In exchange, Herring will be sentenced to 1 year in the Mason County Jail, serving 8 months up front and the balance at the court’s discretion. He will be sentenced on Tuesday, June 3 at 1:30 p.m. fines, court costs, restitution.

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