Woman sentenced 1 year in jail on drug charges. 

May 10, 2022

Jaralee Sobers, left, with her attorney, Ashley Siegel.

Woman sentenced 1 year in jail on drug charges. 

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — Jaralee Chaloux Sobers, 38, of Hamlin Township, was sentenced to serve 12 months in jail, and three months probation on multiple drug charges in 51st Circuit Court Tuesay, May 10, 2022. 

Sobers was convicted on three counts including controlled substances – possession of methamphetamine/ecstasy, controlled substances – possession of cocaine, heroin or another narcotic, and controlled substance – possession of analogues. 

Sobers was arrested on June 20, 2021 by Ludington Police Department. 

Sobers has an extensive criminal record. In 2014 she was sentenced to one year in jail and two years probation for robbing the Scottville Admiral gas station. She also has a record of six prior misdemeanor convictions. 

During her sentencing hearing, Sobers asked the court to grant her leniency on her sentencing, which was agreed upon previously through a plea agreement. 

She said her son is ill and her son’s father is currently serving a prison sentence. 

“I am sorry for my actions. I have had a great weight with my son being sick and going back and forth to (Helen) DeVos (Children’s Hospital). There is no cure for him. I just want to be there for him and help him get through what he is dealing with. His dad is in prison and I’m all he’s got.” 

Judge Sniegowski listed Sobers’ numerous previous convictions. 

“This happens over and over again here,” Sniegowski said. “People come here to get sentenced and they say, ‘Oh, I’ve figured it out now. My family needs me.’ Your family needed you when you were doing drugs and now you have to pay the consequences for your choices. I feel bad that your son is suffering but he has been suffering. It’s a shame that your son is the victim of your own choices.” 

The judge allowed Sobers to delay reporting to the Mason County Jail until 8 p.m. Friday, May 13. 

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