Amber Township man sentenced for heroin possession

September 15, 2015

Austin McCumber with his attorney, David Glancy.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON— A 19-year-old Scottville man was sentenced to serve three months up front of a six-month discretionary jail term Tuesday, Sept. 15, in 51st Circuit Court for a felony of possession of heroin, less than 25 grams.

Austin James McCumber, 118 Mt. Vernon, received credit for 89 days served in the Mason County Jail. McCumber pleaded guilty to the charge last month. He was arrested, June 19, by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) in the Wendy’s parking lot on US-10 in Pere Marquette Township. McCumber testified that he had two grams of heroin in his possession at the time of his arrest.

Part of his sentence includes a six-month driver’s license suspension with a restricted license after 30 days. Judge Susan Sniegowski also ordered that he serve one year and six months probation.

The maximum penalty for the charge is four years in prison.