Irons man pleads guilty to meth possession.

July 11, 2017


Irons man pleads guilty to meth possession.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 27-year-old Irons man faces serving nine months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term after pleading guilty Tuesday, July 11, in 51st Circuit Court to methamphetamine possession and purchasing/possessing ephedrine/pseudoephedrine to make meth.

Jonathan Wayne Colwell, of 6989 N. Bass Lake, was arrested Apr. 5 by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) on charges of aiding and abetting the manufacture of meth; operating/maintaining a meth lab; and operating/maintaining a laboratory involving hazardous waste and second-offense habitual offender.

His original charges were dismissed Tuesday when Colwell pleaded guilty to the added two counts.

In addition to the jail term, Colwell faces a six-month driver’s license suspension with a restricted license after 30 days, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Colwell testified before Judge Susan K. Sniegowski that he was arrested in the Village of Fountain and possessed meth in “powder form.” He also told the judge that the he purchased the meth ingredients of ephedrine/pseudoephedrine at the local Walmart store.

Sentencing is set for Aug 15 at 2:15 p.m.

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