Cocaine dealer facing long prison term skips sentencing.

August 11, 2020

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Cocaine dealer facing long prison term skips sentencing.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 43-year-old Ludington man who faces 15-40 years in prison for cocaine delivery convictions was a “no show” for his sentencing hearing in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Aug. 11.

As a result, Judge Susan K. Sniegowski will issue a bench warrant for the arrest of Anthony Earl Green, of 106 Second St., for failure to appear.

Green pleaded guilty, June 9, to one count of delivery/manufacture of 50-450 grams of cocaine, two counts of delivery/manufacture of cocaine less than 50 grams and third-offense habitual offender.

He was arrested Jan. 16 by the State, Sheriffs and Chiefs Enforcement of Narcotic Team (SSCENT). Green initially faced five felony counts of cocaine delivery, one high-court misdemeanor of maintaining a drug house and fourth-offense habitual offender.

His habitual offender status elevated his maximum possible sentence to life in prison, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

The plea agreement calls for a prison sentence of 180-480 months, along with a restitution payment of $4,875 to SSCENT, said Spaniola previously. The dollar amount represents the amount of money he received for selling the cocaine. Spaniola said Green sold 56 grams of cocaine in connection to his most serious conviction.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 99-240 months.

According to the Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS), Green served previous prison terms for Mason County convictions of prisoner in possession of contraband, delivery/manufacture of cocaine less than 50 grams, delivery/manufacture of marijuana and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Green also did not show up recently for the completion of pre-sentence investigation report to be completed by probation, Spaniola said.

His attorney, John Beason, who was in court, said his client told him that he was going to be in court Tuesday.

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