Muskegon man sent to jail for heroin possession.

December 12, 2017

Jared Canales with his attorney Blaine Bowne.

Muskegon man sent to jail for heroin possession.


By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — A 48-year-old Muskegon man was ordered to serve five months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Dec. 12, for a conviction of heroin possession – less than 25 grams and third-offense habitual offender.

Jared Adam Canales, of 2510 Pine Grove, pleaded guilty, July 11.

Canales was arrested last May by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT). He previously testified before Judge Susan K. Sniegowski that he had “like $5 worth” of heroin when he was arrested.

“What’s troubling about this case is that Mr. Canales was operating a vehicle on US 31 northbound, and it was called in as a reckless driver,” Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola said. “Chances are he was affected by a controlled substance at that time. He was putting the citizens at risk by operating under the influence even though he wasn’t charged with that.”

His attorney, Blaine Bowne, said that Canales, a veteran, enrolled himself into a Methadone clinic in Muskegon County after he was arrested 18 months ago. “I think that says a lot about his desire to move on from his past.”

Judge Susan K. Sniegowski added that Canales must complete inpatient or outpatient treatment upon release from jail.

Canales’ sentence also includes probation and a suspended driver’s license for one year with a restricted license after 60 days.

He received credit for 99 days served in jail.

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