Man faces prison for meth

September 22, 2015
Graham Crawford with his attorney, Patrick Fragel.

Graham Crawford with his attorney, Patrick Fragel.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 33-year-old Ludington man who rejected a plea deal last June in 51st Circuit Court of nine to 20 years in prison for meth charges pleaded guilty Tuesday, Sept. 22, to two counts and now faces eight to 20 years in prison.

Graham Joseph Crawford was arraigned last April on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and operating/maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine. He is currently lodged in the Mason County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond.

His plea deal includes dismissing the manufacturing meth charge and adding a third count of meth possession. His habitual offender status was also dismissed as part of the plea deal.

Crawford’s arrest stems from a search warrant in the 200 block of North Harrison Street executed by SSCENT (State, Sheriff’s, Chief’s Enforcement of Narcotics Team) and TNT (Traverse Narcotics Team) last February.

Crawford testified Tuesday that he was on probation at the time of the offense.

“One thing led to another, and I got caught up with the wrong people,” he testified. “They were cooking meth in the house, and I decided to join them.”

Sentencing is set for Nov. 3 at 3 p.m.