Ludington man pleads guilty to maintaining a drug house

October 7, 2015
Jesse Talmadge with his attorney, David Glancy.

Jesse Talmadge with his attorney, David Glancy.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 28-year-old Ludington man faces up to three months in jail after pleading guilty in 51st Circuit Court Wednesday, Oct. 7, to maintaining a drug house.

Jesse Donald Talmadge, of 508 E. Danaher St., Apt. 1, was arrested July 13 by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) for felonies of possession of narcotic or cocaine less than 25 grams and maintaining a drug house and a misdemeanor of possession of marijuana.

In exchange for his plea, the other two counts were dismissed.

Sentencing guidelines for his conviction are zero to three months.

The plea agreement includes a one-year discretionary jail sentence with the balance to be served at court’s discretion.

Talmadge testified that he kept less than one gram of marijuana at his house. When questioned by Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola if he had cocaine paraphernalia at his home, he answered, “yes.”

Sentencing is set for Nov. 17 at 1:45 p.m.

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