Homeless woman pleads guilty to resisting police.

August 1, 2017

Erin Granlund with her attorney, David Glancy.

Homeless woman pleads guilty to resisting police.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 19-year-old homeless woman testified in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Aug. 1, that she was going through heroin withdrawals when she resisted being arrested by two Ludington police officers last June.

Erin Nicole Granlund told Judge Susan K. Sniegowski that she attempted to ingest the analogue, zubsolv, when the officers came to arrest her on a warrant.

Granlund pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of resisting/assaulting/obstructing police and one count of analogue possession.

“They came to arrest me, and I was aware they had warrants,” Granlund told the judge. “I was going through heroin withdrawals at the time.”

Granlund attempted to swallow the pills, refusing to comply with the officers’ commands, she testified.

She is currently lodged in the Mason County Jail on a $20,000/cash/surety bond.

One additional count of resisting/obstructing/assaulting police was dismissed when Granlund pleaded guilty to two counts of resisting/obstructing/assaulting police and one count of analogue possession. The plea agreement calls for serving six months up front of a one-year jail term, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Granlund’s sentence will also include probation and a substance abuse evaluation. She will be ordered to follow the substance abuse evaluation recommendations and pay restitution, Spaniola said.

Another file charging Granlund with larceny in a building and lying to a police officer was remanded to 79th District Court.

Sentencing is set for Sept. 26 at 2:15 p.m.

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